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Tales of the City of God

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In Tales of the City of God, Carlos Valles gleans parables from all times and cultures for consideration by contemporary readers. One catches here echoes of the master author of biblical examples: "Those who have ears, let them hear." Valles's fables are drawn from both Eastern and Western traditions, and each is complemented by Valles's thoughts and reflections. Readers may find some of the names and places in these stories foreign, but the human weaknesses and troubles will be familiar to all. Throughout Tales ...
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Overview

In Tales of the City of God, Carlos Valles gleans parables from all times and cultures for consideration by contemporary readers. One catches here echoes of the master author of biblical examples: "Those who have ears, let them hear." Valles's fables are drawn from both Eastern and Western traditions, and each is complemented by Valles's thoughts and reflections. Readers may find some of the names and places in these stories foreign, but the human weaknesses and troubles will be familiar to all. Throughout Tales of the city of God, Valles uses his life experience and wisdom to focus our reading of these fables and to help guide us in self-reflection.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780829407501
  • Publisher: Loyola Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1993
  • Series: Campion Book Series
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the American Edition
Once Upon a Time...
Are You Ready? 1
The Hidden Star 5
The Frog in the Well 11
Space Report 17
The Unbending Bridge 23
Fireworks 27
The Other Shore 31
Blueprint for a House 35
The Price of a Smile 39
The Tenor's Voice 43
The Lucky Boy 47
Beauty and the Beast 53
The Cat as a Means of Communication 57
The Message of the Sword 63
For God and Country 67
Learning How to Fly 73
Good Luck? Bad Luck? 79
Royal Wedding 87
A Ton of Rice 91
The Nobel Prize 93
Son of the Tribe 101
Where Are You Going, Dear Little Bird? 107
Gods, Birds, and Human Beings 117
Of This Tree Ye Shall Not Eat 123
Five Mountaineers 129
Black and White 137
An Honorable Retirement 141
The Thief and the Gold 145
The Superior Horse 149
The Lost Axe 153
The Wise Seagulls 157
The King's Sword 165
The Honorable Gentleman Ye 169
On Painting Dragons 171
The Vulnerable Dragon 175
On Killing Dragons 181
The Flute Solo 183
Shields and Spears 187
New Shoes 189
Deer Hunting 193
Farmers and Hares 197
The Naive Fawn 201
Counting Peanuts 207
The Tiger Skin 215
Repeated Gossip 217
The Blind Man's Laugh 219
The Tiger and the Monkey 221
The Considerate Thief 223
Teaching How to Swim 225
The Mop 227
Let the Dove Live! 231
How Much Is Left? 235
The Procrastinating Animal 237
Tell Me Very Gently 241
Plastic Surgery 247
Needlework 249
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