Mortality is a 2012, posthumously published book by Anglo-American writer Christopher Hitchens. It comprises seven essays which first appeared in Vanity Fair concerning his struggle with esophageal cancer, with which he was diagnosed during his 2010 book tour and which killed him in December 2011.
This is a collection of essays and random thoughts penned by the acclaimed writer Christopher Hichens during the time between him being diagnosed with incurable esophageal cancer and when he became too ill to write anymore.
Mortality (2012) presents a collection of essays written by Christopher Hitchens after he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. In this book, you’ll explore fundamental questions addressing death and life, the nature of pain and how we cope with them.This short collection of writings done by Christopher Hitchens detailing his experience with cancer, dying and mortality reminds me in no little way of a 21st century Montaigne. While I was expecting Hitchen's stoic materialism to jump off the page, I was also surprised by his gentleness. This is a man who loved life. He loved his family.New York. Twelve. 2012. ISBN 9781455502752The phrase “the year of living dyingly” occurs only once in Christopher Hitchens’s new memoir, Mortality, but it is strong enough to stay with the reader long after the book has concluded. If I’ve learned one thing from this slim tome, it’s that death is easy; it’s dying that takes away our dignity, and with it, our humanity.
Mortality is a remarkably frank and honest assessment of death. It is a privilege to be a witness to the final moments of someone's life well lived and Christopher Hitchens captures what the reality of cancer treatment, in his experience, is like for those who face the final stages of life. I highly recommend this book to those courageous.Read More
The first edition of the novel was published in 2001, and was written by Christopher Hitchens. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of 141 pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this non fiction, philosophy story are Bertrand Russell, Noam Chomsky.Read More
Mortality (2012) is a slim volume: the final essays that the inimitable Christopher Hitchens wrote for Vanity Fair alongside a handful of unpublished jottings. Few have written about “living dyingly” so boldly or so honestly, and Hitchens springs nimbly.Read More
Mortality by Christopher Hitchens During the US book tour for his memoir, Hitch-22, Christopher Hitchens collapsed in his New York hotel room to excoriating pain in his chest and thorax. As he would later write in the first of a series of deeply moving Vanity Fair pieces, he was being deported 'from the country of the well across the stark frontier that marks off the land of malady.'.Read More
Mortality ALSO BY CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS Books Hostage to History: Cyprus from the Ottomans to Kissinger Blood, Class, and Nostalgia: Anglo-American Ironies Imperial Spoils: The Curious Case of the Elgin Marbles Why Orwell Matters No One Left to Lie To: The Triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton Letters to a Young Contrarian The Trial of.Read More
Christopher Hitchens; LITERATURE. Charles Dickens’s Inner Child. January 5, 2012 12:00 am. by. Christopher Hitchens; hive. These Glittering Prizes. November 14, 2011 11:18 am. by. Christopher.Read More
And War Journeys Essays Christopher Hitchens The Film Archives 7 years ago 1 hour, 13 minutes 41,979 views Christopher Hitchens (April 13, 1949-- December 15, 2011) was a prolific English-American author, political journalist and literary Christopher Hitchens - Discussing 'Love, Poverty and War' on 'Start the Week' (2005) Christopher Hitchens -.Read More
Mortality (2012) presents a collection of essays written by Christopher Hitchens after he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. In these blinks, you’ll explore fundamental questions addressing death and life, the nature of pain and how we cope with them.Read More
The influential writer and cultural critic died Thursday at the age of 62 from complications of cancer of the esophagus. Hitchens confronted his disease in part by writing, bringing the same unsparing insight to his mortality that he had directed at so many other subjects.Read More