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The Resource Quicksand : what it means to be a human being, Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson with Marlaine Delargy

Quicksand : what it means to be a human being, Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson with Marlaine Delargy

Label
Quicksand : what it means to be a human being
Title
Quicksand
Title remainder
what it means to be a human being
Statement of responsibility
Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson with Marlaine Delargy
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
In January 2014 I was informed that I had cancer. However, this is not a book about death, but about what it means to be human. I have undertaken a journey from my childhood to the man I am today, writing about the key events in my life, and about the people who have given me new perspectives. I write about love and jealousy, about courage and fear. And about what it is like to live with a potentially fatal illness. This book is also about why the cave painters 40,000 years ago chose the darkest places for their pictures. And about the dreadful troll that we are trying to lock inside the bedrock of a Swedish mountain for the next 100,000 years. It is a book about how humanity has lived and continues to live, and about how I have lived and continue to live my own life. And, not least, about the great zest for life, which came back when I managed to drag myself out of the quicksand that threatened to suck me into the abyss
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1948-2015
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Mankell, Henning
Dewey number
  • 839.7'38
  • 839.7'38
  • 839.7'38
  • 839.738
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1938-
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  • Thompson, Laurie
  • Delargy, Marlaine
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  • Mankell, Henning
  • Authors, Swedish
  • Biography
Label
Quicksand : what it means to be a human being, Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson with Marlaine Delargy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Translated from the Swedish
  • This translation originally published: London: Harvill Secker, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781784701567
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9781784701567
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Quicksand : what it means to be a human being, Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson with Marlaine Delargy
Publication
Note
  • Translated from the Swedish
  • This translation originally published: London: Harvill Secker, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781784701567
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9781784701567
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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