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The Resource On being born and other difficulties, F. Gonzalez-Crussi

On being born and other difficulties, F. Gonzalez-Crussi

Label
On being born and other difficulties
Title
On being born and other difficulties
Statement of responsibility
F. Gonzalez-Crussi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"There is no event more central to human life on earth than birth (unless it is its natural counterpart, death). With a pathologist's trained eye for observation of detail and a style unrivaled in elegance and wit, F. Gonzalez-Crussi, the acclaimed author of The Five Senses, reflects on the largest of topics, those in which science, religion, and philosophy brush most closely together, such as the origin of life in the universe, the complex evolution of human sexuality, and the debate over when the soul is acquired. Drawing on a variety of sources spanning the fields of biology, literature, history, myth, medicine, and philosophy, On Being born and Other Difficulties surveys a vast field of opinions and theories, contrasting the supremely rational processes by which we evolved on this planet with our irrational and often bizarre attempts to understand them. Gonzalez-Crussi traces millennia of misunderstandings to their sources-Aristotle, Hippocrates, Descartes, Thomas Browne, Cervantes, Rabelais, Maupassant, and Nietzsche, among others-engaging them with precision, humor, and humanity. With its unparalleled depth and insight, On Being Born and Other Difficulties is a profoundly entertaining work of the highest literary caliber."---web
Summary
Draws on a variety of sources to survey numerous theories and philosophies about birth, describing humanity's often disparate attempts to understand the evolution of life
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
228391
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gonzalez-Crussi, F
Dewey number
618.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BD443
LC item number
.G66 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2004 H-724
  • W 61
NLM item number
G643o 2004
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birth (Philosophy)
  • Beginning of Human Life
  • Philosophy, Medical
Target audience
adult
Label
On being born and other difficulties, F. Gonzalez-Crussi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-217)
Control code
ocm54542735
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
217 p.
Isbn
9781585674497
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004043424
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)54542735
Label
On being born and other difficulties, F. Gonzalez-Crussi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-217)
Control code
ocm54542735
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
217 p.
Isbn
9781585674497
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004043424
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)54542735

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