401 pages. 4th printing. Small Hardcover. Fine-. Unread copy with a couple minuscule bumps to foredge of the cover and dustjacket. Bright, tight and clean; no names, marks or tears. Price intact. ISBN: 1455502758. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: On June 8, 2010, while on a book tour for his bestselling memoir, Hitch-22, Christopher Hitchens was stricken in his New York hotel room with excruciating pain in his chest and thorax. As he would later write in the first of a series of award-winning columns for Vanity Fair, he suddenly found himself being deported "from the country of the well across the stark frontier that marks off the land of malady." Over the next eighteen months, until his death in Houston on December 15, 2011, he wrote constantly and brilliantly on politics and culture, astonishing readers with his capacity for superior work even in extremis.
Throughout the course of his ordeal battling esophageal cancer, Hitchens adamantly and bravely refused the solace of religion, preferring to confront death with both eyes open. In this riveting account of his affliction, Hitchens poignantly describes the torments of illness, discusses its taboos, and explores how disease transforms experience and changes our relationship to the world around us. By turns personal and philosophical, Hitchens embraces the full panoply of human emotions as cancer invades his body and compels him to grapple with the enigma of death.
MORTALITY is the exemplary story of one man's refusal to cower in the face of the unknown, as well as a searching look at the human predicament. Crisp and vivid, veined throughout with penetrating intelligence, Hitchens's testament is a courageous and lucid work of literature, an affirmation of the dignity and worth of man.
Rezension: 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 Thompson
Verlag: Twelve, 2012.
Buchbeschreibung Atlantic Books Sep 2013, 2013. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 198x128x4 mm. 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
Buchbeschreibung Twelve Publ., New York, 2012. Courageous, insightful and candid thoughts on malady and mortality from one of the world's most celebrated writers. The last book of Hitchens was published in 2012, a year after his death. ### 104 Seiten, , Altpreis: 28,00. Artikel-Nr. 978-1-4555-0275-2