The Resource Field notes from elsewhere, Mark C. Taylor, (electronic resource)

Field notes from elsewhere, Mark C. Taylor, (electronic resource)

Label
Field notes from elsewhere
Title
Field notes from elsewhere
Statement of responsibility
Mark C. Taylor
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the fall of 2005, Mark C. Taylor, the controversial public intellectual and widely respected scholar, suddenly fell critically ill. For two days a team of forty doctors, many of whom thought he would not live, fought to save him. Taylor would eventually recover, but only to face a new threat: surgery for cancer. "These experiences have changed me in ways I am still struggling to understand," Taylor writes in this absorbing memoir. "After the past year, I am persuaded that I have done enough fieldwork to write a book that combines philosophical and theological reflection with autobiographical narrative. Writing is not only possible but actually seems necessary." Field Notes from Elsewhere is Taylor's unforgettable, inverted journey from death to life. Each of his memoir's fifty-two chapters and accompanying photographs recounts a morning-to-evening experience with sickness and convalescence, mingling humor and hope with a deep exploration of human frailty and, conversely, resilience. When we confront the end of life, Taylor explains, the axis of the lived world shifts, and everything must be reevaluated. As Taylor sorts through his remembrances, much that once seemed familiar becomes strange, paradoxical, and contradictory. He reads his experience with and against ghosts from his past, recasting the meaning of mortality, sacrifice, solitude, and abandonment, along with a host of other issues, in light of modern ways of dying. "You never come back from elsewhere," Taylor concludes, "because elsewhere always comes back with you."
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1945-
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Taylor, Mark C.
Dewey number
  • 191
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Death
  • Taylor, Mark C
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Field notes from elsewhere, Mark C. Taylor, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11861173
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11861173
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11861173
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11861173
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Field notes from elsewhere, Mark C. Taylor, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11861173
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11861173
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11861173
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11861173
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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