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Douglas-Fairhurst, Robert: Metamorphosis

A Life in Pieces

A darkly comic and moving reflection on what it means to be human in a world where nothing is certain, from the award-winning Oxford professor

We all have trapdoors in our lives. Sometimes we jump off just in time ... But sometimes we are unlucky. My own trapdoor was hidden in the consulting room of an Oxford neurologist.

When the trapdoor opened for Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, he plummeted into a world of MRI scans, a disobedient body and the crushing unpredictability of a multiple sclerosis diagnosis. But, like Alice tumbling into Wonderland, his fall did something else. It took him deep into his own mind: his hopes, his fears, his loves and losses, and the books that would sustain, inform and nourish him as his life began to transform in ways he could never have imagined.

From Kafka to Barbellion, this is a literary map of the journey from the kingdom of the well to the land of the sick, and forwards into a hopeful future. It's an ode to great writing, to storytelling, to science and to the power of the imagination.

'A pitch-perfect memoir: stylish, erudite, touchingly honest and darkly funny' Jacqueline Wilson


Autor Douglas-Fairhurst, Robert
Verlag Random House UK
Einband Fester Einband
Erscheinungsjahr 2023
Seitenangabe 272 S.
Meldetext Lieferbar in 48 Stunden
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse H22.2 cm x B14.4 cm x D2.7 cm 392 g
Coverlag Jonathan Cape (Imprint/Brand)

A darkly comic and moving reflection on what it means to be human in a world where nothing is certain, from the award-winning Oxford professor

We all have trapdoors in our lives. Sometimes we jump off just in time ... But sometimes we are unlucky. My own trapdoor was hidden in the consulting room of an Oxford neurologist.

When the trapdoor opened for Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, he plummeted into a world of MRI scans, a disobedient body and the crushing unpredictability of a multiple sclerosis diagnosis. But, like Alice tumbling into Wonderland, his fall did something else. It took him deep into his own mind: his hopes, his fears, his loves and losses, and the books that would sustain, inform and nourish him as his life began to transform in ways he could never have imagined.

From Kafka to Barbellion, this is a literary map of the journey from the kingdom of the well to the land of the sick, and forwards into a hopeful future. It's an ode to great writing, to storytelling, to science and to the power of the imagination.

'A pitch-perfect memoir: stylish, erudite, touchingly honest and darkly funny' Jacqueline Wilson


CHF 31.90
Verfügbarkeit: Am Lager
ISBN: 978-1-78733-425-0
Verfügbarkeit: Lieferbar in 48 Stunden

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