9781455502752

Mortality

Hitchens, Christopher

ISBN 10: 1455502758 / 1-4555-0275-8
ISBN 13: 9781455502752
Publisher: Twelve
Publication Date: 2012
Binding: Hardcover
Editorial Reviews for this title:
Synopsis:
On June 8, 2010, while on a book tour for his bestselling memoir, Hitch-22, Christopher Hitchens was stricken in his New York hotel room with excruciating pain in his chest and thorax. As he would later write in the first of a series of award-winning columns for Vanity Fair, he suddenly found himself being deported "from the country of the well across the stark frontier that marks off the land of malady." Over the next eighteen months, until his death in Houston on December 15, 2011, he wrote constantly and brilliantly on politics and culture, astonishing readers with his capacity for superior work even in extremis.
Throughout the course of his ordeal battling esophageal cancer, Hitchens adamantly and bravely refused the solace of religion, preferring to confront death with both eyes open. In this riveting account of his affliction, Hitchens poignantly describes the torments of illness, discusses its taboos, and explores how disease transforms experience and changes our relationship to the world around us. By turns personal and philosophical, Hitchens embraces the full panoply of human emotions as cancer invades his body and compels him to grapple with the enigma of death.
MORTALITY is the exemplary story of one man's refusal to cower in the face of the unknown, as well as a searching look at the human predicament. Crisp and vivid, veined throughout with penetrating intelligence, Hitchens's testament is a courageous and lucid work of literature, an affirmation of the dignity and worth of man.

Review:
Amazon Best Books of the Month, September 2012: Curious and prolific to the end, combative writer Christopher Hitchens leaves us with a posthumously published analysis of his dying days. Mortality is the anti– Last Lecture: Stripping away semantics and sentimentality, Hitchens treats his cancer as he would any other topic--with dogged inquisitiveness and brutal honesty. Which makes it all the more poignant when he begins losing his voice, his "freedom of speech," and sinks deeper into his "year of living dyingly." Funny, smart, irreverent, and surprisingly moving, this lucid, unflinching end-of-life journey through "Tumorville" is brave and powerful stuff. The unfinished jottings that comprise the final pages are a heartbreaking display of a mind that never stopped till the very end. -- Neal Thompson

Review

Editorial reviews may belong to another edition of this title.
 

Mortality: Search Results

1.
Mortality (ISBN: 1455502758 / 1-4555-0275-8)
Hitchens, Christopher
ISBN 10: 1455502758
ISBN 13: 9781455502752
Bookseller: Cloud 9 Books (West Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Twelve. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1455502758 New, Perfect Condition. Ships within 24 hours and all purchases are guaranteed or your money back. Bookseller Inventory # C9.0033026

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

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 5.69
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
2.
Mortality (ISBN: 9781455502752)
Hitchens, Christopher
ISBN 10: 1455502758
ISBN 13: 9781455502752
Bookseller: Magers and Quinn Booksellers (Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 8

Book Description: Grand Central Pub. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Includes everything it's supposed to include. Bookseller Inventory # 424717

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

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 7.14
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
3.
Mortality (ISBN: 1455502758 / 1-4555-0275-8)
Hitchens, Christopher
ISBN 10: 1455502758
ISBN 13: 9781455502752
Bookseller: INDOO (Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Hachette Book Group. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 1455502758

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

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 12.03
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
4.
Mortality (ISBN: 9781455502752)
Hitchens, Christopher
ISBN 10: 1455502758
ISBN 13: 9781455502752
Bookseller: Paperbackshop-US (Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Grand Central Publishing, 2012. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US. Bookseller Inventory # VH-9781455502752

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

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 12.28
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
5.
Mortality [Hardcover] (ISBN: 1455502758 / 1-4555-0275-8)
Hitchens, Christopher
ISBN 10: 1455502758
ISBN 13: 9781455502752
Bookseller: FOURSEASONS4JOY, LLC (CHICAGO, IL, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Hardcover. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 1455502758BNA

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

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 12.83
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
6.
Mortality (Hardback) (ISBN: 9781455502752)
Hitchens, Christopher
ISBN 10: 1455502758
ISBN 13: 9781455502752
Bookseller: The Book Depository US (Gloucester, ., United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Little, Brown Company, United States, 2012. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 193 x 127 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. On June 8, 2010, while on a book tour for his bestselling memoir, Hitch-22, Christopher Hitchens was stricken in his New York hotel room with excruciating pain in his chest and thorax. As he would later write in the first of a series of award-winning columns for Vanity Fair, he suddenly found himself being deported from the country of the well across the stark frontier that marks off the land of malady. Over the next eighteen months, until his death in Houston on December 15, 2011, he wrote constantly and brilliantly on politics and culture, astonishing readers with his capacity for superior work even in extremis. Throughout the course of his ordeal battling esophageal cancer, Hitchens adamantly and bravely refused the solace of religion, preferring to confront death with both eyes open. In this riveting account of his affliction, Hitchens poignantly describes the torments of illness, discusses its taboos, and explores how disease transforms experience and changes our relationship to the world around us. By turns personal and philosophical, Hitchens embraces the full panoply of human emotions as cancer invades his body and compels him to grapple with the enigma of death. MORTALITY is the exemplary story of one mans refusal to cower in the face of the unknown, as well as a searching look at the human predicament. Crisp and vivid, veined throughout with penetrating intelligence, Hitchenss testament is a courageous and lucid work of literature, an affirmation of the dignity and worth of man. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9781455502752

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

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 18.04
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
7.
Mortality (ISBN: 1455502758 / 1-4555-0275-8)
Hitchens, Christopher
ISBN 10: 1455502758
ISBN 13: 9781455502752
Bookseller: Movie Mars (Indian Trail, NC, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 6

Book Description: Twelve. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1455502758 The author Hitch-22 describes his losing battle with esophageal cancer while writing columns for Vanity Fair on politics and culture and also describing his personal and philosophical view of life and death. 12,5000 first printing. Bookseller Inventory # 16045262

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

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 14.73
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
8.
Mortality (ISBN: 9781455502752)
Hitchens, Christopher
ISBN 10: 1455502758
ISBN 13: 9781455502752
Bookseller: BargainBookStores (Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 3

Book Description: Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 5391681

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

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 14.74
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
9.
Mortality (ISBN: 1455502758 / 1-4555-0275-8)
Hitchens, Christopher
ISBN 10: 1455502758
ISBN 13: 9781455502752
Bookseller: Murray Media (MIAMI SHORES, FL, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 7

Book Description: Twelve. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 1455502758

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

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 16.89
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
10.
Mortality (ISBN: 1455502758 / 1-4555-0275-8)
Hitchens, Christopher
ISBN 10: 1455502758
ISBN 13: 9781455502752
Bookseller: Kimmies Collection (Maryville, TN, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 2

Book Description: Twelve, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. A nice, clean NEW book. Very fast shipping. Tracking is available. Bookseller Inventory # 40432

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

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 16.93
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
View All Listings for this Book