Somewhere Towards the End

Somewhere Towards the End

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What is it like to be old? Diana Athill made her reputation as a writer with the candour of her memoirs - her commitment, in her words, 'to understand, to be aware, to touch the truth'. Now in her nineties, and freed from any inhibitions that even she may once have had, she reflects frankly on the losses and occasionally the gains that old age brings, and on the wisdom and fortitude required to face death. This is a lively narrative of events, lovers and friendships: the people and experiences that have taught her to regret very little, to resist despondency and to question the beliefs and customs of her own generation.
Publisher: London : Granta, 2009.
ISBN: 9781847080691
1847080693
Branch Call Number: ATHILL ATH
Characteristics: 182 p. ; 20 cm.

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reedstevens
Jan 12, 2015

Straight to my heart. I'm sending this to my oldest and dearest friend. With Atul Gawande's 'Being Mortal', a satisfying dinner.

ser_library Jun 04, 2010

a clear sighted memoir covering the literary life

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bbullis
Nov 01, 2009

Worth rereading

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