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Last works : lessons in leaving

Author: Mark C Taylor; Yale University Press,
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, Mark C. Taylor, 2018. ©2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Taylor, Mark C., 1945-
Last works.
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017940587
(OCoLC)982652229
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark C Taylor; Yale University Press,
ISBN: 9780300231427 0300231423
OCLC Number: 1017758084
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 373 pages) : black and white illustrations
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Completion Søren Kierkegaard (1813 --
1855) --
Moment --
Memento Mori --
Secrets --
Existential Pedagogy --
Mission Accomplished --
2. Immanence Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 --
1900) --
Ecce Homo, Will to Power --
Living Death --
Swallowing the Sea --
Unhappy Consciousness --
Bacchanalian Revel --
3. Waiting Maurice Blanchot (1907 --
2003) --
"The Instant of My Death," Awaiting Oblivion --
Secrets --
Life After Death --
Posthumous Writing --
Living Death --
4. Ghosts Sigmund Freud (1856 --
1939) --
Moses and Monotheism, Beyond the Pleasure Principle --
To Stay or to Leave? --
Death as Love as Death --
Surviving God --
5. Trembling Jacques Derrida (1930 --
2004) --
Beast and the Sovereign, II; "Comment ne pas trembler?" --
Gifts --
Parting Words --
Corpse and Corpus --
Fear and Trembling --
6. Delirium Edgar Allan Poe (1809 --
1849) --
Eureka, "Annabel Lee" --
Orphan --
Homesickness --
Ecstasy --
7. Wavering Virginia Woolf (1882 --
1941) --
Between the Acts --
Civilization and Its Discontents --
Moments of Being --
Interlude: Marking Time --
Going with the Flow --
Reflections on/of Ending --
8. Intensity Ernest Hemingway (1899 --
1961) --
Dangerous Summer --
Deadly Legacy --
Real Fake --
Violence and the Sacred --
Dancing with Death --
Marked for Death --
9. Speed David Foster Wallace (1962 --
2008) --
Pale King, "Good Old Neon" --
Duplicity --
Total Noise --
Bored to Death --
End of the Line --
10. Silence Herman Melville (1819 --
1891) --
Confidence-Man, Billy Budd --
Place Matters --
Failure of Success --
Masks --
"Naught Beyond" --
11. Earth Henry David Thoreau (1817 --
1862) --
Wild Fruits, "Walking" --
Retirement --
Concord --
Flows --
Apples --
Leaves --
12. Works Last Lessons Learned --
P.S.
Responsibility: Mark C. Taylor.
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