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Field Notes From Elsewhere

Reflections on Dying and Living [Hardback]

by Mark C. Taylor

    • Author

      Mark C. Taylor

    • Book Format

      Hardback

    • Publisher

      Columbia University Press

    • Published

      October 2009

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      In the fall of 2005, Mark C. Taylor, the controversial public intellectual, suddenly fell critically ill. For two days, a team of forty doctors fought to save his life, with many giving him up for dead. 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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      • Author

        Mark C. Taylor

      • Book Format

        Hardback

      • Publisher

        Columbia University Press

      • Published

        October 2009

      • Weight

        709g

      • Page Count

        288

      • Dimensions

        162 x 212 x 25 mm

      • ISBN

        9780231147804

      • ISBN-10

        0231147805

      • Eden Code

        2501496

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      • Author/Creator: Mark C. Taylor

      • ISBN: 9780231147804

      • Publisher: Columbia University Press

      • Release Date: October 2009

      • Weight: 709g

      • Dimensions: 162 x 212 x 25 mm

      • Eden Code: 2501496


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