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From the Publisher"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."
"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."
"Little gem of a love story."
"The heartbreaking postscript caps off a captivating snapshot ofa grand love."
"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."
"His love for her is touching and honest, made all the moreremarkable by their 58 years of monogamy."
"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."
"It's not about death, it's about life and love."
"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."
"The heartbreakingly romantic French bestseller Letter to D:A Love Story is the ultimate love letter."
"In a word: poignant."
"The true story by Andre Gorz is captivating reading."
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