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Mortality

Mortality
作者:Christopher Hitchens
出版社:Twelve
出版年:2012-09
ISBN:9781619691889
行业:其它
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On June 8, 2010, while on a book tour for his bestselling memoir, Hitch-22 , Christopher Hitchens was stricken in his New York hotel room with excruciating pain in his chest and thorax. As he would later write in the first of a series of award-winning columns for Vanity Fair, he suddenly found himself being deported "from the country of the well across the stark frontier that marks off the land of malady." Over the next eighteen months, until his death in Houston on December 15, 2011, he wrote constantly and brilliantly on politics and culture, astonishing readers with his capacity for superior work even in extremis.

Throughout the course of his ordeal battling esophageal cancer, Hitchens adamantly and bravely refused the solace of religion, preferring to confront death with both eyes open. In this riveting account of his affliction, Hitchens poignantly 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, Hitchens embraces the full panoply of human emotions as cancer invades his body and compels him to grapple with the enigma of death.

MORTALITY is the exemplary story of one man's refusal to cower in the face of the unknown, as well as a searching look at the human predicament. Crisp and vivid, veined throughout with penetrating intelligence, Hitchens's testament is a courageous and lucid work of literature, an affirmation of the dignity and worth of man.

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克里斯托弗·希钦斯 Christopher Hitchens,美国人,专栏作者、记者、评论员、随笔作家,《名利场》杂志、《石板》杂志、《新政治家》杂志、《纽约时报书评》和《大西洋月刊》等杂志的特约编辑、撰稿人,作品不计其数,还包括国 际畅销书 《神不伟大:宗教如何毒害一切》、《希奇22:回忆录》和《有待商榷》等。“全球百大公知”排名第五;美国《时代》周刊评选的十大“入侵”美国的英国人。他于2011年12月15日逝世。去世一年多以来,几乎每周,他还在被《纽约时报》和其他媒体提及或引述。

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