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The violet hour : great writers at the end

Author: Katie Roiphe
Publisher: London : Virago Press, an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In The Violet Hour, Katie Roiphe takes an unexpected and liberating approach to the most unavoidable of subjects. Drawing on her own ... research and with access to the family, friends and caretakers of her chosen artists, she investigates the final days of six great thinkers and writers as they come to terms with the reality of approaching death." --
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katie Roiphe
ISBN: 9780349008523 0349008523 9780349008516 0349008515
OCLC Number: 945972899
Target Audience: General.
Description: 306 pages : black and white illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Susan Sontag --
Sigmund Freud --
John Updike --
Dylan Thomas --
Maurice Sendak --
Epilogue: James Salter.
Responsibility: Katie Roiphe.

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From one of our most perceptive and provocative voices comes a deeply researched account of the last days of Susan Sontag, Sigmund Freud, John Updike, Dylan Thomas, Maurice Sendak and James Salter -  Read more...

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In this elegant and beautifully written set of elegies, Katie Roiphe looks death squarely in the face, describing how people evanesce, how others lose them, how they lose themselves, how writing is a Read more...

 
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