Based on his columns in Vanity Fair that chronicled his year-and-a-half battle with esophageal cancer, Mortality is Christopher Hitchens at his most honest and reflective . Thoughtfully meditating on the harrowing effects of illness and treatment on the body, and on the impermanence and acceptance of a life ending, Mortality is Hitchens' magnum opus, and in true Hitchens form, he has the last word.
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, September 2012: Curious and prolific to the end, combative writer Christopher Hitchens leaves us with a posthumously published analysis of his dying days. Mortality is the anti–Last Lecture: Stripping away semantics and sentimentality, Hitchens treats his cancer as he would any other topic--with dogged inquisitiveness and brutal honesty. Which makes it all the more poignant when he begins losing his voice, his "freedom of speech," and sinks deeper into his "year of living dyingly." Funny, smart, irreverent, and surprisingly moving, this lucid, unflinching end-of-life journey through "Tumorville" is brave and powerful stuff. The unfinished jottings that comprise the final pages are a heartbreaking display of a mind that never stopped till the very end. --Neal ThompsonAbout the Author:
CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS, a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, Slate, and The Atlantic, authored numerous books, including works on Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and George Orwell. He was also the author of the international bestsellers god Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything and Hitch-22: A Memoir. He died in December 2011.
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Buchbeschreibung Atlantic Books Sep 2013, 2013. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - The final book from the late Hitchens, in which he describes the ravages of his disease and confronts his own death, now in paperback. Includes a foreword by Graydon Carter, editor of 'Vanity Fair', and an afterword by Carol Blue, Hitchen's widow. A 'Sunday Times' bestseller in hardback. 'The culture no longer throws up people like Hitch. He has no equal in contemporary Anglo American letters.' Jason Cowley, 'Financial Times' 128 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781848879232