Death Watch A View from the Tenth Decade
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- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 01/10/2017
- Publisher: Trinity University Press
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Stern recounts his life, itself a grand digression,” which takes him from Pittsburgh, to the Army, to Paris on the GI Bill, and back to the United States, where he immerses himself in the literary culture around him. Stern’s early and traumatic loss of his older sister provides the occasion to imagine what her life might have been, and he revels in his past love affairs, the many women beloved in his life. He recollects books that occupy his recent readingthe work of W.G. Sebald, Blaise Cendrars, and Louis-Ferdinand Célineand how memory is always at the heart of literary accomplishment and what creates the staying power of great literature.
Death Watch is as an account of a beloved poet's final journey; a vivid, passionate, and, at times, whimsical look at the gamble of living life to its fullest, choosing the life of a poet, philosopher, prophet, lover, radical, and perpetual troublemaker.