HemGrupperDiskuteraMerTidsandan
Sök igenom hela webbplatsen
Denna webbplats använder kakor för att fungera optimalt, analysera användarbeteende och för att visa reklam (om du inte är inloggad). Genom att använda LibraryThing intygar du att du har läst och förstått våra Regler och integritetspolicy. All användning av denna webbplats lyder under dessa regler.
Hide this

Resultat från Google Book Search

Klicka på en bild för att gå till Google Book Search.

Swimming in a Sea of Death: A Son's…
Laddar...

Swimming in a Sea of Death: A Son's Memoir (urspr publ 2008; utgåvan 2008)

av David Rieff

MedlemmarRecensionerPopularitetGenomsnittligt betygOmnämnanden
1864112,562 (3.35)10
Both a memoir and an investigation, Swimming in a Sea of Death is David Rieff's loving tribute to his mother, the writer Susan Sontag, and her final battle with cancer. Rieff's brave, passionate, and unsparing witness of the last nine months of her life, from her initial diagnosis to her death, is both an intensely personal portrait of the relationship between a mother and a son, and a reflection on what it is like to try to help someone gravely ill in her fight to go on living and, when the time comes, to die with dignity. Rieff offers no easy answers. Instead, his intensely personal book is a meditation on what it means to confront death in our culture. In his most profound work, this brilliant writer confronts the blunt feelings of the survivor -- the guilt, the self-questioning, the sense of not having done enough. And he tries to understand what it means to desire so desperately, as his mother did to the end of her life, to try almost anything in order to go on living. Drawing on his mother's heroic struggle, paying tribute to her doctors' ingenuity and faithfulness, and determined to tell what happened to them all, Swimming in a Sea of Death subtly draws wider lessons that will be of value to others when they find themselves in the same situation.… (mer)
Medlem:victoriahospice
Titel:Swimming in a Sea of Death: A Son's Memoir
Författare:David Rieff
Info:Simon & Schuster (2008), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 192 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
Betyg:
Taggar:Ingen/inga

Verkdetaljer

Swimming in a Sea of Death: A Son's Memoir av David Rieff (2008)

Laddar...

Gå med i LibraryThing för att få reda på om du skulle tycka om den här boken.

Det finns inga diskussioner på LibraryThing om den här boken.

» Se även 10 omnämnanden

engelska (3)  tyska (1)  Alla språk (4)
Visar 4 av 4
Una disperazione totale: non ho retto. ( )
  LaPizia | Aug 3, 2017 |
I could echo what Stephen Nimer or Jerome Groopman or Fred Appelbaum said, though I certainly must have gotten a good bit wrong.

A fairly random sentence from Swimming in a sea of death. A son's memoir, the book in which David Rieff describes the final nine months of Susan Sontag's, his mother, suffering and death from cancer.

Very little is said about Susan Sontag. She is the object of this journalistic report about her death. Instead of a throng of anonymous doctors around the bed, the author names them, all. The result is a dry and dull description, full of people who do not really matter.

Susan Sontag's journals, which are now being published, with the first of three volumes having appeared, is very careful about disclosing personal details about herself. It is very unlikely she would have approved of this type of memoir.

Swimming in a sea of death brings Susan Sontag down to the level of mortals. It shows that in death, we are all equal. The memoir is a gruesome read, that shows us that doctors are, in fact, still powerless in the face of many forms of cancer. ( )
  edwinbcn | May 10, 2014 |
Fehlkauf, sagt mir nichts. Hab's wieder verkauft
  Patkue | Jul 18, 2013 |
He needed more distance before trying to write about this. He's still too close, too devastated, too guilty. While it may have been therapeutic for him, I can't imagine Susan Sontag wanting these images of her suffering and intransigent clinging to the last shards of her life to define her now. It was well-written, but too perseverative and ruminative to be truly good literature. Harsh, but true for me. ( )
1 rösta bobbieharv | Jun 28, 2008 |
Visar 4 av 4
inga recensioner | lägg till en recension
Du måste logga in för att ändra Allmänna fakta.
Mer hjälp finns på hjälpsidan för Allmänna fakta.
Vedertagen titel
Originaltitel
Alternativa titlar
Första utgivningsdatum
Personer/gestalter
Viktiga platser
Viktiga händelser
Relaterade filmer
Priser och utmärkelser
Information från den ryska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Motto
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Because I know that time is always time
And place is always and only place
And what is actual is actual only for one time
And only for one place
I rejoice that things are as they are and
I renounce the blessed face.
T.S Eliot
Ash Wednesday, 1930
Dedikation
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
For Miranda
Inledande ord
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Nothing could have been further from my mind.
Citat
Avslutande ord
Särskiljningsnotis
Förlagets redaktörer
På baksidan citeras
Ursprungsspråk
Kanonisk DDC/MDS

Hänvisningar till detta verk hos externa resurser.

Wikipedia på engelska (1)

Both a memoir and an investigation, Swimming in a Sea of Death is David Rieff's loving tribute to his mother, the writer Susan Sontag, and her final battle with cancer. Rieff's brave, passionate, and unsparing witness of the last nine months of her life, from her initial diagnosis to her death, is both an intensely personal portrait of the relationship between a mother and a son, and a reflection on what it is like to try to help someone gravely ill in her fight to go on living and, when the time comes, to die with dignity. Rieff offers no easy answers. Instead, his intensely personal book is a meditation on what it means to confront death in our culture. In his most profound work, this brilliant writer confronts the blunt feelings of the survivor -- the guilt, the self-questioning, the sense of not having done enough. And he tries to understand what it means to desire so desperately, as his mother did to the end of her life, to try almost anything in order to go on living. Drawing on his mother's heroic struggle, paying tribute to her doctors' ingenuity and faithfulness, and determined to tell what happened to them all, Swimming in a Sea of Death subtly draws wider lessons that will be of value to others when they find themselves in the same situation.

Inga biblioteksbeskrivningar kunde hittas.

Bokbeskrivning
Haiku-sammanfattning

Snabblänkar

Populära omslag

Betyg

Medelbetyg: (3.35)
0.5
1 2
1.5
2 2
2.5 2
3 5
3.5 5
4 6
4.5 1
5 3

Är det här du?

Bli LibraryThing-författare.

 

Om | Kontakt | LibraryThing.com | Sekretess/Villkor | Hjälp/Vanliga frågor | Blogg | Butik | APIs | TinyCat | Efterlämnade bibliotek | Förhandsrecensenter | Allmänna fakta | 159,197,135 böcker! | Topplisten: Alltid synlig