The Violet Hour (Paperback)

Katie Roiphe

-  

The last days of five great thinkers, writers and artists - as they come to terms with the reality of approaching death Katie Roiphe's extraordinary book is filled with intimate and surprising revelations. Susan Sontag, consummate public intellectual, finds her rational thinking tested during her third bout with cancer. Seventy-six year old John Updike's response to a fatal diagnosis is to begin a poem. Dylan Thomas's fatal collapse on the floor of a Greenwich Village tavern is preceded by a fortnight of almost suicidal excess. Sigmund Freud understands his hastening decline. Maurice Sendak shows his lifelong obsession with death in his beloved books. The Violet Hour - urgent and unsentimental - helps us to be less afraid in the face of death.


Product Details

  • Product code: AYDIF
  • ISBN: 9780349008530
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 12.8cm x 19.6cm
  • Pages: 320
  • Publish date: Thu Apr 06 00:00:00 BST 2017
  • Book points: 8

Reviews

Help our customers make the best choices by telling everyone what you think about this product.

There are currently no customer reviews for this product. Why not be the first?