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The violet hour : great writers at the end, Katie Roiphe

Label
The violet hour : great writers at the end
Title
The violet hour
Title remainder
great writers at the end
Statement of responsibility
Katie Roiphe
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this category-defying book, Katie Roiphe takes an unexpected and liberating approach to the most unavoidable of subjects: death. She examines the final days of five great writers and artists. Here is Susan Sontag, the ultimate intellectual, finding her commitment to rational thinking tested during her third bout with cancer. Here is Sigmund Freud fleeing Nazi-occupied Vienna for London only to continue the constant cigar-smoking that he knows will soon kill him. Roiphe takes us to the hospital room where, after receiving the worst kind of diagnosis, seventy-six year old John Updike immediately begins writing a poem. She vividly portrays Dylan Thomas's extraordinary self-destructive tendencies that culminate in his infamous final collapse at a Greenwich Village tavern. And she shows us how Maurice Sendak's beloved books for children are infused with his lifelong obsession with death, if you know where to look. In each of these glorious creators' final moments, Roiphe finds bravery, suffering, bad behavior, passionate love, peacefulness, bursts of energy, and profound thinking. In a voice that is unsentimental, compassionate, urgent, Roiphe helps us to look boldly at death and be less afraid"--
  • Examines the final days of five great writers and artists--Susan Sontag, Sigmund Freud, John Updike, Dylan Thomas, and Maurice Sendak--in an original meditation on mortality
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roiphe, Katie
Dewey number
809
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN452
LC item number
.R65 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors
  • Authors
  • Artists
  • Artists
  • Death
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
Label
The violet hour : great writers at the end, Katie Roiphe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-301)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1633984
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780385343596
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015014085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1633984
  • (OCoLC)941580660
Label
The violet hour : great writers at the end, Katie Roiphe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-301)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1633984
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780385343596
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015014085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1633984
  • (OCoLC)941580660

Library Locations

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      345 Main Street, North Andover, MA, 01845, US
      42.6961299 -71.1263305
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