A Very Easy Death (Pantheon Modern Writers Series)

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ISBN : 9780394728995
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A Very Easy Death (Pantheon Modern Writers Series)

A Very Easy Death (Pantheon Modern Writers Series)

A Very Easy Death has long been considered one of Simone de Beauvoir?s masterpieces. The profoundly moving, day-by-day recounting of her mother?s death ?shows the power of compassion when it is allied with acute intelligence? (The Sunday Telegraph). Powerful, touching, and sometimes shocking, this is an end-of-life account that no reader is likely to forget.Translated by Patrick O'Brian Review ?This book is written with restrained emotion and a literalness, a faithfulness to fact, that is very moving coming from a woman whom we have known as dedicated to abstractions. This is a difficult book to read as it must have been a difficult book to write . . . Unsparing in its depiction of a human being in her inevitable encounter with extinction, it illustrates the general tragedy of the human condition through a particularized instance. A book of near despair, yet dignified.?-Library Journal From the Inside Flap A poignant account of her mother's death from cancer. About the Author SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR was born in Paris in 1908. In 1929 she became the youngest person ever to obtain the agr

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