9780307269638

Nothing to Be Frightened Of

Barnes, Julian

ISBN 10: 0307269639 / 0-307-26963-9
ISBN 13: 9780307269638
Publisher: Knopf
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Hardcover
Editorial Reviews for this title:
Synopsis:
Two years after the best-selling Arthur & George, Julian Barnes gives us a memoir on mortality that touches on faith and science and family as well as a rich array of exemplary figures who over the centuries have confronted the same questions he now poses about the most basic fact of life: its inevitable extinction.

If the fear of death is “the most rational thing in the world,” how does one contend with it? An atheist at twenty, an agnostic at sixty, Barnes looks into the various arguments for and against and with God, and at the bloodline whose archivist, following his parents’ death, he has become—another realm of mystery, wherein a drawer of mementos and his own memories (not to mention those of his philosopher brother) often fail to connect. There are other ancestors, too: the writers—“most of them dead, and quite a few of them French”—who are his daily companions, supplemented by composers and theologians and scientists whose similar explorations are woven into this account with an exhilarating breadth of intellect and felicity of spirit.

Deadly serious, masterfully playful, and surprisingly hilarious, Nothing to Be Frightened Of is a riveting display of how this supremely gifted writer goes about his business and a highly personal tour of the human condition and what might follow the final diagnosis.

Editorial reviews may belong to another edition of this title.
 

Nothing to Be Frightened Of: Search Results

1.
Nothing to Be Frightened Of (ISBN: 0307269639 / 0-307-26963-9)
Barnes, Julian
ISBN 10: 0307269639
ISBN 13: 9780307269638
Bookseller: pickabook (San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Knopf, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000127644

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 5.15
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.49
Within U.S.A.
2.
Nothing to Be Frightened Of (ISBN: 9780307269638)
Barnes, Julian
ISBN 10: 0307269639
ISBN 13: 9780307269638
Bookseller: Castle Rock (Amherst, NS, Canada)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New * All orders are processed and shipped from Las Vegas, NV USA *. Bookseller Inventory # 97803072696381.0

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 12.32
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
From Canada to U.S.A.
3.
Nothing to Be Frightened Of (ISBN: 0307269639 / 0-307-26963-9)
Barnes, Julian
ISBN 10: 0307269639
ISBN 13: 9780307269638
Bookseller: Book Deals (Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 2-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Knopf, 2008. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! (1413873644). Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0307269639

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 17.16
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE Within U.S.A.
4.
Nothing to Be Frightened Of (ISBN: 0307269639 / 0-307-26963-9)
Barnes, Julian
ISBN 10: 0307269639
ISBN 13: 9780307269638
Bookseller: ExtremelyReliable (Richmond, TX, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Knopf. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0307269639

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 15.66
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
5.
Nothing to Be Frightened Of (ISBN: 0307269639 / 0-307-26963-9)
Barnes, Julian
ISBN 10: 0307269639
ISBN 13: 9780307269638
Bookseller: Murray Media (MIAMI SHORES, FL, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 2

Book Description: Knopf. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110307269639

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 44.24
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
View All Listings for this Book