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The Resource Every third thought : on life, death and the endgame, Robert McCrum

Every third thought : on life, death and the endgame, Robert McCrum

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Every third thought : on life, death and the endgame
Title
Every third thought
Title remainder
on life, death and the endgame
Statement of responsibility
Robert McCrum
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1995, at the age of 42, Robert McCrum suffered a dramatic and near-fatal stroke, the subject of his acclaimed memoir 'My Year Off'. Ever since that life-changing event, McCrum has lived in the shadow of death, unavoidably aware of his own mortality. And now, 21 years on, he is noticing a change: his friends are joining him there. Death has become his contemporaries' every third thought. The question is no longer 'who am I?' but 'how long have I got?' and 'what happens next?'. With the words of McCrum's favourite authors as travel companions, 'Every Third Thought' takes us on a journey through a year and towards death itself. As he acknowledges his own and his friends' ageing, McCrum confronts an existential question: in a world where we have learnt to live well at all costs, can we make peace with what Freud calls 'the necessity of dying'?
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StDuBDS
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McCrum, Robert
Dewey number
  • 155.9'37
  • 155.937
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death
  • Aging
  • Middle-aged persons
  • Family and Relationships
Label
Every third thought : on life, death and the endgame, Robert McCrum
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781509815289
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9781509815289
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Every third thought : on life, death and the endgame, Robert McCrum
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781509815289
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9781509815289
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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