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Author Hitchens, Christopher

Title Mortality / Christopher Hitchens ; foreword by Graydon Carter ; afterword by Carol Blue

Publ Info New York : Twelve, 2012
Edition First edition
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 CCRI-Warwick  CT275 .H62575 A3 2012    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  CT275.H62575 A3 2012    AVAILABLE
Descript xv, 104 pages ; 20 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note On June 8, 2010, while on a book tour, the author was stricken in his New York hotel room with excruciating pain in his chest and thorax. Over the next eighteen months, until his death in Houston, Texas on December 15, 2011, he wrote constantly and brilliantly on politics and culture. Throughout the course of his ordeal battling esophageal cancer, he adamantly and bravely refused the solace of religion, preferring to confront death with both eyes open. In a riveting account of his affliction, he 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, he embraces the full panoply of human emotions
LC subject Hitchens, Christopher -- Health
Cancer -- Patients -- United States -- Biography
Terminally ill -- United States -- Biography
Mortality
Death
Authors, American -- Biography
ISBN 9781455502752 (regular ed.)
1455502758 (regular ed.)