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Field Notes from Elsewhere: Reflections on Dying and Living

Field Notes from Elsewhere: Reflections on Dying and Living


作者  /  Mark C. Taylor

出版社 / COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS

出版日期 / 2014/10/01

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$700

售價 / 66折, NT$ 462

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In the fall of 2005, Mark C. Taylor, the controversial public intellectual and widely respected scholar, suddenly fell critically ill. For two days a team of forty doctors, many of whom thought he would not live, fought to save him. Taylor would eventually recover, but only to face a new threat: surgery for cancer. "These experiences have changed me in ways I am still struggling to understand," Taylor writes in this absorbing memoir. "After the past year, I am persuaded that I have done enough fieldwork to write a book that combines philosophical and theological reflection with autobiographical narrative. Writing is not only possible but actually seems necessary." Field Notes from Elsewhere is Taylor's unforgettable, inverted journey from death to life. Each of his memoir's fifty-two chapters and accompanying photographs recounts a morning-to-evening experience with sickness and convalescence, mingling humor and hope with a deep exploration of human frailty and, conversely, resilience. When we confront the end of life, Taylor explains, the axis of the lived world shifts, and everything must be reevaluated. As Taylor sorts through his remembrances, much that once seemed familiar becomes strange, paradoxical, and contradictory. He reads his experience with and against ghosts from his past, recasting the meaning of mortality, sacrifice, solitude, and abandonment, along with a host of other issues, in light of modern ways of dying. "You never come back from elsewhere," Taylor concludes, "because elsewhere always comes back with you."







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誠品26碼 /2681193302003
ISBN 13 /9780231147811
ISBN 10 /0231147813
EAN /9780231147811

頁數288
裝訂平裝
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類別傳記/回憶錄
語言英文
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