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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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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"In 1995, at the age of forty two, 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, twenty-one 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'? Searching for answers leads him to others for advice and wisdom, and Every Third Thought is populated by the voices of brain surgeons, psychologists, cancer patients, hospice workers, writers and poets. Witty, lucid and provocative, Every Third Thought is an enthralling exploration of what it means to approach the 'end game', and begin to recognize, perhaps reluctantly, that we are not immortal. Deeply personal and yet always universal, this is a book for anyone who finds themselves preoccupied by matters of life and death. It is both guide and companion."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDX
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McCrum, Robert
Dewey number
155.937
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • McCrum, Robert
  • McCrum, Robert
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Novelists, English
  • Life
  • Death
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Health
  • Novelists, English
  • Great Britain
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Death & Dying
Target audience
adult
Label
Every third thought : on life, death and the endgame, Robert McCrum
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1000018158
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9781509815289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1000018158
Label
Every third thought : on life, death and the endgame, Robert McCrum
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1000018158
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9781509815289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1000018158

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