NOTHING TO BE FRIGHTENED OF

NOTHING TO BE FRIGHTENED OF

By: Barnes, Julian

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Two years after the best-selling Arthur & George, Julian Barnes gives us a memoir on mortality that touches on faith and science and family as well as a rich array of exemplary figures who over the centuries have confronted t he same questions he now poses about the most basic fact of life: its inevi table extinction. If the fear of death is "the most rational thing in the world," how does on e contend with it? An atheist at twenty, an agnostic at sixty, Barnes looks into the various arguments for and against and with God, and at the bloodl ine whose archivist, following his parents' death, he has become--another r ealm of mystery, wherein a drawer of mementos and his own memories (not to mention those of his philosopher brother) often fail to connect. There are other ancestors, too: the writers--"most of them dead, and quite a few of t hem French"--who are his daily companions, supplemented by composers and th eologians and scientists whose similar explorations are woven into this acc ount with an exhilarating breadth of intellect and felicity of spirit. Deadly serious, masterfully playful, and surprisingly hilarious, Nothing to Be Frightened Of is a riveting display of how this supremely gifted writer goes about his business and a highly personal tour of the human condition and what might follow the final diagnosis.

Title: NOTHING TO BE FRIGHTENED OF

Author Name: Barnes, Julian

Categories: General Non-Fiction,

Publisher: Knopf: 2008

ISBN Number: 0307269639

ISBN Number 13: 9780307269638

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000044907