Letter to D

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'You're 82 years old. You've shrunk six centimetres, you only weigh 45 kilos yet you're still beautiful, graceful and desirable' – so begins André Gorz's 'open love letter' to the woman he has lived with for 58 years and who lies dying next to him.

As one of France's leading post-war philosophers, André Gorz wrote many influential books, but nothing he wrote will be read as widely or remembered as long as this simple, passionate, beautiful letter to his dying wife.

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Letter to D: A Love Letter

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Overview

'You're 82 years old. You've shrunk six centimetres, you only weigh 45 kilos yet you're still beautiful, graceful and desirable' – so begins André Gorz's 'open love letter' to the woman he has lived with for 58 years and who lies dying next to him.

As one of France's leading post-war philosophers, André Gorz wrote many influential books, but nothing he wrote will be read as widely or remembered as long as this simple, passionate, beautiful letter to his dying wife.

In a bittersweet postscript a year after Letter to D was published, a note pinned to the door for the cleaning lady marked the final chapter in an extraordinary love story. André Gorz and his terminally ill wife, Dorine, were found lying peacefully side by side, having taken their lives together. They simply could not live without one another.

An international bestseller, Letter to D is the ultimate love story – and all the more poignant because it's true.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Gorz's writing here is painstaking in its honesty, utterly withoutsentimentality but full of genuine passion. 'Like the very bestbooks,' writes the translator in her afterword, 'Letter to Dwill break your heart.'"
London Review of Books

"That one 75-page missive could eclipse the seminal work of anintellectual who impressed even the great Jean-Paul Sartre sayssomething about the power and resonance of this passionate andsoul-searching homage to his English wife Dorine."
Wigan Evening Post

"Gorz wants to extract the 'poison' from his previous depictionof Dorine in his first published work. To set the record straight,the fragile, clingy girl of The Traitor is replaced here byan intelligent, vivacious woman on whom he is totally dependent:'You opened up the richness of life for me and I loved life throughyou.' The book's conclusion - knowing that a year later Gorz andDorine committed suicide together - is guaranteed to bring a lumpto the throat."
Times Literary Supplement

"A love letter of such exquisite poignancy that it has now cometo define the man."
Lancashire Evening Post

"Gorz's admiration for his wife's strength of purpose andcharacter, her resolve throughout her long illness, her style, herbeauty and her commitment to him are likely to make even the moststern-hearted of readers lachrymose."
Good Web Guide

"One of the most poignant missives you'll ever read. Ameditation on a love supreme."
Sunday Magazine

"This spare, elegant, best-selling memoir by a celebrated Frenchjournalist and writer has been impeccably translated into Englishby Sydney-born Julie Rose."
Sydney Morning Herald

"Neither sentimental nor polemic, this book is a celebration oflove that lasts, of passion and commitment and loyalty thatovercome illness and disappointment. It is not surprising thisintimate love-letter has struck a greater chord in Gorz's adoptedcountry than all of his other fine intellectual works ofphilosophy."
Courier Mail

"Little gem of a love story."
Sunday Telegraph

"The heartbreaking postscript caps off a captivating snapshot ofa grand love."
Sunday Mail

"Andre was one of the 20th century's leading philosophers, butnone of his words resonate deeper than this moving read ... Inthese days of email, letter writing has become a lost art. Thisbook is the ultimate love letter from a man to the woman he lovesmore than life itself, written after he discovered she wasdying."
New Idea

"His love for her is touching and honest, made all the moreremarkable by their 58 years of monogamy."
Sun Herald

"Gorz lays bare his heart for his beloved Dorine ... a love atfirst sight that turned into a lifetime of love and companionship,which Gorz writes about here with great reverence andbeauty."
Sunday Mail

"It's not about death, it's about life and love."
Daily News

"The result, freshly translated for an English audience, is anelegiac tribute, which is spared the usual dip into saccharineplaudits by the intellectual rigour of Gorz's impressivemind."
Sun Herald

"The heartbreakingly romantic French bestseller Letter to D:A Love Story is the ultimate love letter."
Everywoman

"In a word: poignant."
Herald Sun

"The true story by Andre Gorz is captivating reading."
Pregnancy & Birth Magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745646770
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/26/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

  • Letter to D
  • André Gorz
  • From the Translator
  • Notes for the Reader
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