Light On Aging And Dying

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A treasury of wisdom on growing old gracefully-featuring the words of Ovid, Thomas Jefferson, Walt Whitman, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Henry James, Carlos Castenada, Annie Dillard, Anatole Broyard, and many others-compiled by the renowned coauthor of Living the Good Life just before her death at age 91.

At 91, Nearing reflects often on the meaning of life as she nears its close, and on the wonder of what lies beyond. This ...

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Overview

A treasury of wisdom on growing old gracefully-featuring the words of Ovid, Thomas Jefferson, Walt Whitman, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Henry James, Carlos Castenada, Annie Dillard, Anatole Broyard, and many others-compiled by the renowned coauthor of Living the Good Life just before her death at age 91.

At 91, Nearing reflects often on the meaning of life as she nears its close, and on the wonder of what lies beyond. This anthology of quotations and poetry shares the thoughts of ancient and contemporary writers on these topics. From Henry James to Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Betty Friedan to Thomas Jefferson, here are illuminating and inspiring pieces of writing that, as Nearing remarks, "are too good too lose."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780156004961
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 1/15/1998
  • Series: Harvest Book Series
  • Edition description: Harvest
  • Pages: 172
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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