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Last works : lessons in leaving, Mark C. Taylor

Label
Last works : lessons in leaving
Title
Last works
Title remainder
lessons in leaving
Statement of responsibility
Mark C. Taylor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 either face or avoid ending and leaving? What do their lessons in ending teach us about living in the time that remains for us? Some leavings brought relief, even joy, while others brought pain and suffering. Whether the cause was infirmity, impending death, or simply exhaustion and ennui, the ways these influential voices fell silent offer poignant examples of people negotiating the challenges of ending. Throughout this profound and moving book, Taylor probes how the art of living involves learning to leave gracefully"--Publisher description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
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Taylor, Mark C.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1062
LC item number
.T395 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Retirement
  • Retirement
  • Retirees
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
Label
Last works : lessons in leaving, Mark C. Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 333-355) and index
Contents
Completion : Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) : The moment -- Immanence : Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) : Ecce homo, Will to power -- Waiting : Maurice Blanchot (1907-2003) : "The instant of my death", Awaiting oblivion -- Ghosts : Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) : Moses and monotheism, Beyond the pleasure principle -- Trembling : Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) : The beast and the sovereign, II; "Comment ne pas trembler?" -- Delirium : Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) : Eureka, "Annabel Lee" -- Wavering : Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) : Between the acts -- Intensity : Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) : The dangerous summer -- Speed : David Foster Wallace (1962-2008) : The pale king, "Good old neon" -- Silence : Herman Melville (1819-1891) : The confidence-man, Billy Budd -- Earth : Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) : Wild fruits, "Walking" -- Works last : lessons learned
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 373 p.
Isbn
9780300224399
Lccn
2017940587
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)982652229
  • (OCoLC)ocn982652229
Label
Last works : lessons in leaving, Mark C. Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 333-355) and index
Contents
Completion : Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) : The moment -- Immanence : Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) : Ecce homo, Will to power -- Waiting : Maurice Blanchot (1907-2003) : "The instant of my death", Awaiting oblivion -- Ghosts : Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) : Moses and monotheism, Beyond the pleasure principle -- Trembling : Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) : The beast and the sovereign, II; "Comment ne pas trembler?" -- Delirium : Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) : Eureka, "Annabel Lee" -- Wavering : Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) : Between the acts -- Intensity : Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) : The dangerous summer -- Speed : David Foster Wallace (1962-2008) : The pale king, "Good old neon" -- Silence : Herman Melville (1819-1891) : The confidence-man, Billy Budd -- Earth : Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) : Wild fruits, "Walking" -- Works last : lessons learned
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 373 p.
Isbn
9780300224399
Lccn
2017940587
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)982652229
  • (OCoLC)ocn982652229

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