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Nothing to be Frightened of

By Julian Barnes

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| Hardcover | 9780224085236

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'I don't believe in God, but I miss Him.' Julian Barnes' new book is, among many things, a family memoir, an exchange with his brother (a philosopher), a meditation on mortality and the fear of death, a celebration of art, an argument with and about Continue

'I don't believe in God, but I miss Him.' Julian Barnes' new book is, among many things, a family memoir, an exchange with his brother (a philosopher), a meditation on mortality and the fear of death, a celebration of art, an argument with and about God, and a homage to the French writer Jules Renard. Though he warns us that 'this is not my autobiography', the result is a tour of the mind of one of our most brilliant writers. When Angela Carter reviewed Barnes' first novel, "Metroland", she praised the mature way he wrote about death. Now, nearly thirty years later, he returns to the subject in a wise , funny and constantly surprising book, which defies category and classification - except as Barnesian.

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    "Nothing to Be Frightened Of" is an essay about death and how everybody has to die so you shouldn't envy anybody else's life and should just live life without worrying about a thing because in the end all of us end up death. I seem to have a thing fo ...(continue)

    "Nothing to Be Frightened Of" is an essay about death and how everybody has to die so you shouldn't envy anybody else's life and should just live life without worrying about a thing because in the end all of us end up death. I seem to have a thing for depressing books....

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    ariadna73 said on Jul 10, 2010 | Add your feedback

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    Questo è un libro da rileggere sicuramente, e con più calma anche se parla di un argomento che mi fa tanto paura - la paura della morte.

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    Ragneda said on Dec 27, 2009 | Add your feedback

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    Una lunga riflessione in chiave autobiografica sulla morte. Sconsigliato a chi teme l'argomento, si sofferma sulla paura della fine, sulla possibilità (o meglio, impossibilità) di un'altra vita, sull'eleborazione del lutto, sulla nostra reazione alla ...(continue)

    Una lunga riflessione in chiave autobiografica sulla morte. Sconsigliato a chi teme l'argomento, si sofferma sulla paura della fine, sulla possibilità (o meglio, impossibilità) di un'altra vita, sull'eleborazione del lutto, sulla nostra reazione alla morte di chi ci è più vicino e al pensiero della nostra stessa fine. Ovviamente, non raggiunge altra conclusione che la constatazione che nella morte non c'è NIENTE da temere (con l'enfasi su quel niente ...)

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    rayuela said on Jun 13, 2008 | Add your feedback

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  • English Books
  • Hardcover 256 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0224085239
  • ISBN-13: 9780224085236
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish date: 2008-03-06
  • Dimensions: 168 mm x 948 mm x 1,431 mm
  • Also available as: Paperback , Others , eBook
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