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Musings on Mortality - a book by Brombert, Victor

Musings on Mortality

From Tolstoy to Primo Levi

Musings on Mortality( )
Author: Brombert, Victor
ISBN:978-0-226-07093-3
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $45.00
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"All art and the love of art," Victor Brombert writes at the beginning of the deeply personal Musings on Mortality, "allow us to negate our nothingness." As a young man returning from World War II, Brombert came to understand this truth as he immersed himself in literature. Death can be found everywhere in literature, he saw, but literature itself is on the side of life. With delicacy and penetrating insight, Brombert traces the theme of mortality in the work of a group of...
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Brombert, Victor (Author)
Victor Brombert is Henry Putnam University Professor of Romance and Comparative Literatures, Emeritus, at Princeton University.

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