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Alive, alive oh! and other things that matter, Diana Athill, (electronic resource)

Label
Alive, alive oh! and other things that matter
Title
Alive, alive oh! and other things that matter
Statement of responsibility
Diana Athill
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A luminous, wise, and joyful insight into what really matters at the end of a long life, from the beloved author of the award-winning Somewhere Towards the End. What will you remember if you live to be 100? Diana Athill charmed readers with her prize-winning memoir Somewhere Towards the End, which transformed her into an unexpected literary star. Now, on the eve of her ninety-eighth birthday, Athill has written a sequel every bit as unsentimental, candid, and beguiling as her most beloved work. Writing from her cozy room in Highgate, London, Diana begins to reflect on the things that matter after a lifetime of remarkable experiences, and the memories that have risen to the surface and sustain her in her very old age. 'My two valuable lessons are: avoid romanticism and abhor possessiveness,' she writes. In warm, engaging prose she describes the bucolic pleasures of her grandmother's garden and the wonders of traveling as a young woman in Europe after the end of the Second World War. As her vivid, textured memories range across the decades, she relates with unflinching candor her harrowing experience as an expectant mother in her forties and crafts unforgettable portraits of friends, writers, and lovers. A pure joy to read, Alive, Alive Oh! sparkles with wise and often very funny reflections on the condition of being old. Athill reminds us of the joy and richness of every stage of life--and what it means to live life fully, without regrets" --
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Athill, Diana
Dewey number
  • 828/.91409
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6051.T43
LC item number
Z463 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Athill, Diana
  • Women authors, English
  • Authors, English
  • Women editors
  • Editors
  • Aging
  • Old age
  • Life
  • Memory in old age
Label
Alive, alive oh! and other things that matter, Diana Athill, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Granta Publications" [2015]--Verso title page
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- My grandparents' garden -- Post-war -- 'Oh tell me gentle shepherd, where . . .' thoughts -- On the attempted revolution in trinidad and tobago -- Alive, alive-o! -- This bit ought not to be true -- The decision -- A life of luxuries -- Lessons -- Beloved books -- Dead right -- What is
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780393253726
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
afcf3ac0-1bfa-4ca7-b75e-4cdef0b20a81
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)931692948
Label
Alive, alive oh! and other things that matter, Diana Athill, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Granta Publications" [2015]--Verso title page
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- My grandparents' garden -- Post-war -- 'Oh tell me gentle shepherd, where . . .' thoughts -- On the attempted revolution in trinidad and tobago -- Alive, alive-o! -- This bit ought not to be true -- The decision -- A life of luxuries -- Lessons -- Beloved books -- Dead right -- What is
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780393253726
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
afcf3ac0-1bfa-4ca7-b75e-4cdef0b20a81
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)931692948

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