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The third and only way : reflections on staying alive, Helen Bevington

Label
The third and only way : reflections on staying alive
Title
The third and only way
Title remainder
reflections on staying alive
Statement of responsibility
Helen Bevington
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this autobiographical volume, the remarkable Helen Bevington looks for answers to the question of how to live or, more specifically, how to confront growing older. A familiar face on the literary landscape since the mid-1940s, Bevington contemplates the course of her own life in view of the suicide of her father, the final years her mother spent in unwilling solitude, and the tragic suicide of her son following a crippling automobile accident from which he could never
  • Recover. How is one to face the inevitability of death? What is the third alternative? How to persevere in life? The unique Bevington way of autobiography recreates lessons and insights of other lives, historical figures, and compelling incidents, and combines them in a narrative that follows the emotional currents of her life. Evoking a wide range of historical and literary figures, including Chekhov, Marcus Aurelius, Flannery O'Connor, Simone de Beauvoir, Thoreau,
  • Beatrix Potter, Sappho, Yeats, Alexander the Great, Montaigne, Saint Cecilia, Virginia Woolf, Liv Ullmann, and many others, Bevington finds in these lives a path that has guided her search away from solitude. Through her reflections on the ten years that followed her son's death, we become aware of how far she has traveled, how the search has brightened, how she has eloquently evolved into old age. In the end she is sitting, like the Buddha, under her own fig tree,
  • Waiting not for death but for further illumination
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1906-2001
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bevington, Helen
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3503.E924
LC item number
Z474 1996
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors, American
  • Older people
  • Women authors, American
  • Bevington, Helen
Label
The third and only way : reflections on staying alive, Helen Bevington
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34515643
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 209 pages
Isbn
9780822318507
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
96014208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The third and only way : reflections on staying alive, Helen Bevington
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34515643
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 209 pages
Isbn
9780822318507
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
96014208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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