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Alive, alive oh! and other things that matter, Diana Athill

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Alive, alive oh! and other things that matter
Title
Alive, alive oh! and other things that matter
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Diana Athill
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"A luminous, wise, and joyful insight into what really matters at the end of a long life, from the beloved author of the award-winning Somewhere Towards the End. What will you remember if you live to be 100? Diana Athill charmed readers with her prize-winning memoir Somewhere Towards the End, which transformed her into an unexpected literary star. Now, on the eve of her ninety-eighth birthday, Athill has written a sequel every bit as unsentimental, candid, and beguiling as her most beloved work. Writing from her cozy room in Highgate, London, Diana begins to reflect on the things that matter after a lifetime of remarkable experiences, and the memories that have risen to the surface and sustain her in her very old age. 'My two valuable lessons are: avoid romanticism and abhor possessiveness,' she writes. In warm, engaging prose she describes the bucolic pleasures of her grandmother's garden and the wonders of traveling as a young woman in Europe after the end of the Second World War. As her vivid, textured memories range across the decades, she relates with unflinching candor her harrowing experience as an expectant mother in her forties and crafts unforgettable portraits of friends, writers, and lovers. A pure joy to read, Alive, Alive Oh! sparkles with wise and often very funny reflections on the condition of being old. Athill reminds us of the joy and richness of every stage of life--and what it means to live life fully, without regrets" --
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Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Alive, alive oh! and other things that matter, Diana Athill
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Publication
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"First published in Great Britain by Granta Publications" [2015] -- Verso title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- My grandparents' garden -- Post-war -- 'Oh tell me gentle shepherd, where . . .' thoughts -- On the attempted revolution in trinidad and tobago -- Alive, alive-o! -- This bit ought not to be true -- The decision -- A life of luxuries -- Lessons -- Beloved books -- Dead right -- What is
Control code
sky2ocm79385142
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9780393253719
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015042206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Alive, alive oh! and other things that matter, Diana Athill
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Granta Publications" [2015] -- Verso title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- My grandparents' garden -- Post-war -- 'Oh tell me gentle shepherd, where . . .' thoughts -- On the attempted revolution in trinidad and tobago -- Alive, alive-o! -- This bit ought not to be true -- The decision -- A life of luxuries -- Lessons -- Beloved books -- Dead right -- What is
Control code
sky2ocm79385142
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9780393253719
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015042206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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