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Nothing to be Frightened of

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Publisher: Vintage

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Language:English | Number of Pages: 256 | Format: Hardcover

Isbn-10: 0224085239 | Isbn-13: 9780224085236 | Publish date: 

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Category: Family, Sex & Relationships

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Book Description
'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 ...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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    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, ...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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