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Final chapters : how famous authors died, Jim Bernhard, (electronic resource)

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Final chapters : how famous authors died
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Final chapters
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how famous authors died
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Jim Bernhard
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eng
Summary
"Everybody has got to die, but I have always believed an exception would be made in my case." --William Saroyan, Pulitzer Prize--winning author Famous authors, like everybody else, know that one day they will die. Final Chapters tells the fascinating stories of more than one hundred writers' encounters with death--and their attitudes toward the Grim Reaper: fear, uncertainty, or acceptance. Francis Bacon wrote, "It is as natural to die as to be born," while Socrates told the judges who condemned him, "And now we go our ways, I to die and you to live. Which is better is known to God alone." Death often came in startling ways for these well-known writers. The playwright Aeschylus was conked by a turtle falling from the sky. Christopher Marlowe was stabbed in a barroom brawl. Molière collapsed while playing the role of a hypochondriac in one of his plays. Edgar Allan Poe was found semicomatose in someone else's clothes shortly before he died. Sherwood Anderson was felled by a toothpick in a martini. Did Dylan Thomas really die of eighteen straight whiskeys? And was it a bottle cap or murder that did in Tennessee Williams? If these authors have lessons for us, the best may be that of Marcus Aurelius: "Death smiles at us all; all we can do is smile back"
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809
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LC call number
PN452
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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Final chapters : how famous authors died, Jim Bernhard, (electronic resource)
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Final chapters : how famous authors died, Jim Bernhard, (electronic resource)
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1 online resource (312 pages).
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9781510700611
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