Warenkorb
Kostenloser Versand
Unsere Operationen sind klimaneutral

The Year of Magical Thinking Joan Didion

The Year of Magical Thinking von Joan Didion

The Year of Magical Thinking Joan Didion


€12.99
Zustand - Sehr Gut
5 auf Lager

Zusammenfassung

From one of America's iconic writers, a portrait of a marriage and a life - in good times and bad - that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child. A stunning book of electric honesty and passion.

The Year of Magical Thinking Zusammenfassung

The Year of Magical Thinking Joan Didion

From one of America's iconic writers, a portrait of a marriage and a life - in good times and bad - that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child. A stunning book of electric honesty and passion.

Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: several days before Christmas 2003, John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion saw their only daughter, Quintana, fall ill with what seemed at first flu, then pneumonia, then complete septic shock. She was put into an induced coma and placed on life support. Days later - the night before New Year's Eve - the Dunnes were just sitting down to dinner after visiting the hospital when John Gregory Dunne suffered a massive and fatal coronary. In a second, this close, symbiotic partnership of forty years was over. Four weeks later, their daughter pulled through. Two months after that, arriving at LAX, she collapsed and underwent six hours of brain surgery at UCLA Medical Center to relieve a massive hematoma.

This powerful book is Didion's 'attempt to make sense of the weeks and then months that cut loose any fixed idea I ever had about death, about illness...about marriage and children and memory...about the shallowness of sanity, about life itself'.

The Year of Magical Thinking Bewertungen

'It is the most awesome performance of both participating in, and watching, an event. Even though Didion does not allow herself to break down, only a terribly controlled reader will resist doing the same.' Independent

'Ultimately, and unexpectedly for a book about illness and death, this is a wonderfully life-affirming book.' Observer

'Searing, informative and affecting. Don't leave life without it.' Financial Times

'This is a beautiful and devastating book by one of the finest writers we have. Didion has always been a precise, humane and meticulously truthful writer, but on the subject of death she becomes essential.' Zadie Smith

'Taking the reader to places where they would not otherwise go is one of the things a really good book can do. "The Year of Magical Thinking" does just that, and brilliantly. Powerful, moving and true.' Spectator

'A great book, a great work. Angular, exact, pressured and tough, precise as a diamond drill bit.' Nick Laird

Guardian Books of the Decade, 2005, 'devastating' Vince Cable

Über Joan Didion

Joan Didion was born in California and lives in New York. She is the author of five novels and seven previous books of nonfiction: among them the great portraits of a decade in essays, 'Sentimental Journeys', 'The White Album', and 'Slouching Towards Bethlehem'.

Zusätzliche Informationen

GOR001076935
9780007216840
000721684X
The Year of Magical Thinking Joan Didion
Gebraucht - Sehr Gut
Gebundene Ausgabe
HarperCollins Publishers
2005-10-17
240
N/A
Die Abbildung des Buches dient nur Illustrationszwecken, die tatsächliche Bindung, das Cover und die Auflage können sich davon unterscheiden.
Dies ist ein gebrauchtes Buch. Es wurde schon einmal gelesen und weist von der früheren Nutzung Gebrauchsspuren auf. Wir gehen davon aus, dass es im Großen und Ganzen in einem sehr guten Zustand ist. Sollten Sie jedoch nicht vollständig zufrieden sein, setzen Sie sich bitte mit uns in Verbindung.