The Resource A season in hell : a memoir, Marilyn French

A season in hell : a memoir, Marilyn French

Label
A season in hell : a memoir
Title
A season in hell
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Marilyn French
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Marilyn French takes us into the private hell that became her life when, in 1992, after a series of false diagnoses, it was determined that she had esophageal cancer - from the grueling regimen of radiation and chemotherapy to the subsequent coma from which it was thought she had no chance of recovering, to the even more serious post-coma illnesses, to her miraculous return to life. With the insight, intelligence, and emotional honesty with which she has examined so many other women's lives in her fiction, Marilyn French now considers her own, as she battles with doctors and the medical establishment; as her family and friends surround her, giving her mysterious strength; and as she defies all diagnoses and prognostications and emerges whole and more than ever open to life. While this book is a consideration of what it feels like to be dying, and as such it is a musing on death, it is also centered on life: death has cast a mark on life which gives us a new vision of meaning and purpose. As French examines death's role in her life, she shares a sense of what pain and suffering can mean to a person who utterly denies transcendent thought, of how an experience of closeness to death affects the life we are living now
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1929-2009
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French, Marilyn
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3556.R42
LC item number
Z467 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • French, Marilyn
  • Novelists, American
  • Esophagus
  • Near-death experiences
  • Kanker
  • Therapieën
  • French, Marilyn (1929-....).
  • Expériences de mort imminente
  • French, Marilyn
  • Autobiographie
Label
A season in hell : a memoir, Marilyn French
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Publication
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (255 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036892782
Label
A season in hell : a memoir, Marilyn French
Link
Publication
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (255 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036892782

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