The Resource Mortality

Mortality

Label
Mortality
Title
Mortality
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Hitchens
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Courageous, insightful and candid thoughts on malady and mortality from one of our most celebrated writers.During the US book tour for his memoir, Hitch-22, Christopher Hitchens collapsed in his New York hotel room to excoriating pain in his chest and thorax. As he would later write in the first of a series of deeply moving Vanity Fair pieces, he was being deported 'from the country of the well across the stark frontier that marks off the land of malady.' Until his death in 2011 he underwent the brutal gamut of modern cancer treatment, enduring catastrophic levels of suffering and eventually losing his voice.Mortality is the most meditative piece of writing Hitchens has ever produced; at once an unsparingly honest account of the ravages of his disease, an examination of cancer bathroom etiquette, and the coda to a lifetime of fierce debate and peerless prose. In this eloquent confrontation of mortality, Hitchens returns a human face to a disease that has become a contemporary cipher of suffering
Summary
Traces the author's battle with esophageal cancer while he continued to write columns on politics and culture for "Vanity Fair," and describes his personal and philosophical view of life and death
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10133513
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-2011
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hitchens, Christopher
Dewey number
304.64
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Mortality
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7aa292f8-0436-4234-96a5-50bfa0017d1d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781742695198
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Mortality
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7aa292f8-0436-4234-96a5-50bfa0017d1d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781742695198
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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