The Resource Dying without God : François Mitterrand's meditations on living and dying, Franz-Olivier Giesbert ; introduction by William Styron ; translated from the French by Richard Seaver

Dying without God : François Mitterrand's meditations on living and dying, Franz-Olivier Giesbert ; introduction by William Styron ; translated from the French by Richard Seaver

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Dying without God : François Mitterrand's meditations on living and dying
Title
Dying without God
Title remainder
François Mitterrand's meditations on living and dying
Statement of responsibility
Franz-Olivier Giesbert ; introduction by William Styron ; translated from the French by Richard Seaver
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Are we ever really prepared to face death, especially if we do not have faith in God, through whose bounty death can be viewed not as an end but a beginning? In these pages, one man, nearing the end of his turbulent life, addresses simply and eloquently this and many other poignant and pertinent problems relative to mortality - and immortality."--BOOK JACKET. "The man "dying without God" of the title is Francois Mitterrand, who for fourteen years was president of France, a complex and controversial figure who was not only a major political leader but a respected writer and thinker. What the public didn't know was that during both his seven-year terms as president he was battling prostate cancer. Only near the end of his second term did he publicly acknowledge his illness. Thus for well over a decade he was a man for whom death had been a constant companion, and many of his policies and opinions were doubtless made and expressed in the full knowledge of his own life's brevity."--BOOK JACKET. "Born Catholic in a conservative provincial family, Mitterrand as an adult found his inquisitive and incisive mind unable to maintain his earlier faith, and he became a confirmed agnostic. As such, his opinions and comments take on a special meaning for those millions of people who, as the twentieth century draws to a close, also feel they can no longer fall back on the church or religion to answer their questions about mortality."--BOOK JACKET
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1949-
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Giesbert, Franz-Olivier
Dewey number
  • 944.083/8/092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
DC423
LC item number
.G54513 1998
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1916-1996
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mitterrand, François
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mitterrand, François
  • Mitterrand, François
  • Prostate
  • Death
  • Presidents
  • Belief and doubt
  • Faith and reason
Target audience
adult
Label
Dying without God : François Mitterrand's meditations on living and dying, Franz-Olivier Giesbert ; introduction by William Styron ; translated from the French by Richard Seaver
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st English-language ed.
Extent
xvi, 163 p.
Isbn
9781559704069
Lccn
97032497 //r98
System control number
  • OCM38130511
  • CARL038130511
Label
Dying without God : François Mitterrand's meditations on living and dying, Franz-Olivier Giesbert ; introduction by William Styron ; translated from the French by Richard Seaver
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st English-language ed.
Extent
xvi, 163 p.
Isbn
9781559704069
Lccn
97032497 //r98
System control number
  • OCM38130511
  • CARL038130511

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