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The Resource The thing about life is that one day you'll be dead, David Shields

The thing about life is that one day you'll be dead, David Shields

Label
The thing about life is that one day you'll be dead
Title
The thing about life is that one day you'll be dead
Statement of responsibility
David Shields
Title variation
thing about life is that one day youll be dead
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The author melds personal history with frank biological data about every stage of life, creating an "autobiography about my body" that seeks meaning in death, but moreover, life. Shields filters his frank--and usually foreboding--data through his own experience as a 51-year-old father with burgeoning back pain, contrasting his own gloomy tendencies with the defiant perspective of his own 97-year-old father, a man who has waged a lifelong, urgent battle against the infirmities of time.--From amazon.com
Summary
The author offers a meditation on mortality as he chronicles his own life and that of his family from cradle to grave, integrating biological details with cultural history and criticism to furnish a portrait of human existence as revealed through a single family
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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254735
Cataloging source
DLC
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1956-
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Shields, David
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.H4834
LC item number
Z46 2008
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Shields, David
  • Shields, David
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Fathers and sons
Target audience
adult
Label
The thing about life is that one day you'll be dead, David Shields
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 225 p.
Isbn
9780307268044
Lccn
2007040145
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o154799615
  • (OCoLC)154799615
Label
The thing about life is that one day you'll be dead, David Shields
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 225 p.
Isbn
9780307268044
Lccn
2007040145
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o154799615
  • (OCoLC)154799615

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