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The Resource Last works : lessons in leaving, Mark C. Taylor

Last works : lessons in leaving, Mark C. Taylor

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Last works : lessons in leaving
Title
Last works
Title remainder
lessons in leaving
Statement of responsibility
Mark C. Taylor
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For many today, retirement and the leisure said to accompany it have become vestiges of a slower, long-lost time. In a world where the sense of identity is tied to work and careers, to stop working often is to become nobody. In this deeply perceptive and personal exploration of last works, Mark C. Taylor explores the final reflections of writers and thinkers from Kierkegaard to David Foster Wallace. How did they either face or avoid ending and leaving? What do their lessons in ending teach us about living in the time that remains for us? Some leavings brought relief, even joy, while others brought pain and suffering. Whether the cause was infirmity, impending death, or simply exhaustion and ennui, the ways these influential voices fell silent offer poignant examples of people negotiating the challenges of ending. Throughout this profound and moving book, Taylor probes how the art of living involves learning to leave gracefully.--Jacket
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Writing style
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10619764
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1945-
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Taylor, Mark C.
Dewey number
809.89
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Yale University Press
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True
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  • Retirement
  • Retirement
  • Retirees
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
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lessons in leaving
Label
Last works : lessons in leaving, Mark C. Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
ocn982652229
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 373 pages
Isbn
9780300224399
Lccn
2017940587
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982652229
Label
Last works : lessons in leaving, Mark C. Taylor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
ocn982652229
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 373 pages
Isbn
9780300224399
Lccn
2017940587
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982652229

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