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The Resource The inevitable : contemporary writers confront death, edited by David Shields and Bradford Morrow ; with an introduction by the editors

The inevitable : contemporary writers confront death, edited by David Shields and Bradford Morrow ; with an introduction by the editors

Label
The inevitable : contemporary writers confront death
Title
The inevitable
Title remainder
contemporary writers confront death
Statement of responsibility
edited by David Shields and Bradford Morrow ; with an introduction by the editors
Title variation
Contemporary writers confront death
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Birth is not inevitable. Life certainly isn't. The sole inevitability of existence, the only sure consequence of being alive, is death. In these eloquent and surprising essays, twenty writers face this fact, among them Geoff Dyer, who describes the ghostbikes memorializing those who die in biking accidents; Jonathan Safran Foer, proposing a new way of punctuating dialogue in the face of a family history of heart attacks and decimation by the Holocaust; Mark Doty, whose reflections on the art-porn movie Bijou lead to a meditation on the intersection of sex and death epitomized by the AIDS epidemic; and Joyce Carol Oates, who writes about the loss of her husband and faces her own mortality. Other contributors include Annie Dillard, Diane Ackerman, Peter Straub, Brenda Hillman, and Terry Castle
Tone
Biography type
collective biography
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381389
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
810.9/3548
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS129
LC item number
.I64 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1956-
  • 1951-
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  • Shields, David
  • Morrow, Bradford
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True
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  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Death
  • Fear of death
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
contemporary writers confront death
Label
The inevitable : contemporary writers confront death, edited by David Shields and Bradford Morrow ; with an introduction by the editors
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Publication
Copyright
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
804181
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780393339369
Lccn
2010043479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780393339369
Label
The inevitable : contemporary writers confront death, edited by David Shields and Bradford Morrow ; with an introduction by the editors
Publication
Copyright
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
804181
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780393339369
Lccn
2010043479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780393339369

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