Mortality Author Christopher Hitchens
ISBN-10 1455502766
ISBN-13 9781455502769
Year 2014-05-13
Pages 128
Language English
Publisher Twelve
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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

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Mortality Author Christopher Hitchens
ISBN-10 9780857897657
Release 2012-08-25
Pages 300

Being Mortal

Being Mortal Author Atul Gawande
ISBN-10 9781627790550
Release 2014-10-07
Pages 304