The Violet Hour by Katie Roiphe

The Violet Hour Great Writers at the End Paperback Apr 6 2017

By Katie Roiphe
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The last days of five great thinkers, writers and artists - as they come to terms with the reality of approaching death Katie Roiphe's extraordinary book is filled with intimate and surprising revelations. Susan Sontag, consummate public intellectual, finds her rational thinking tested during her third bout with cancer. Seventy-six year old John Updike's response to a fatal diagnosis is to begin a poem. Dylan Thomas's fatal collapse on the floor of a Greenwich Village tavern is preceded by a fortnight of almost suicidal excess. Sigmund Freud understands his hastening decline. Maurice Sendak shows his lifelong obsession with death in his beloved books. The Violet Hour - urgent and unsentimental - helps us to be less afraid in the face of death.

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Format
Paperback
Publisher
Virago Press Ltd
Publication date
Apr 6 2017
Language
English
Pages
320
ISBN-13
9780349008530
ISBN-10
0349008531
Weight
258g
Dimensions
129.0mm x 198.0mm