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J 523.3 R
Descript.
128 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Note
Includes index.
Subtitle from cover.
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
9780545127325
0545127327
Call #
B STOPPARD
Edition
First American edition.
Descript.
x, 872 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note
"This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf"--Title page verso.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 766-834) and index.
Contents
First acts --In transit --Englishness --The newcomer --Brennus --Walking on water --On the scene --Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead --Success --Miriam --Tom Stoppard doesn't know' --Acrobatics --The home team --Travesties --Terra firma --Prisoners of conscience --The fourth estate --Undiscovered countries --The real thing --Crossing --Doubles --Script doctor --Changing states --Arcadia --Mother and son --Reinventions --The scar of time --Sir Tom, OM --Utopia --Commitments and engagements --Rock 'n' roll --Parade's end --Circumspice --The eightieth year --A charmed life.
Summary
"A perfect match of writer and subject: one of our most brilliant biographers takes on one of our greatest living playwrights--with his cooperation and access to a trove of hitherto unseen material. Tom Stoppard is a towering and beloved literary figure. Known for his dizzying narrative inventiveness and intense attention to language, he deftly deploys art, science, history, politics, and philosophy in works that span a remarkable spectrum of literary genres: theater, radio, film, TV, journalism, and fiction. His most acclaimed creations--Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, The Real Thing, Arcadia, The Coast of Utopia, Shakespeare in Love--remain as fresh and moving as when they dazzled their first audiences. Stoppard's life, too, is fascinating: born in Czechoslovakia, he escaped the Nazis with his mother and spent his early years in Singapore and India before arriving in England at age eight. Skipping university, he embarked on a brilliant career, becoming close friends over the years with an astonishing array of writers, actors, directors, musicians, and political figures, from Peter O'Toole, Harold Pinter, and Stephen Spielberg to Mick Jagger and Vaclav Havel. Having long described himself as a "bounced Czech," Stoppard was surprised to learn late in life of his Jewish family and the relatives he lost to the Holocaust, secrets his mother had kept from him. Lee's in-depth analysis seamlessly weaves Stoppard's life and work together into a vivid, insightful, and always riveting portrait of a remarkable man"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
9780451493224 (hardback)
Call #
616.831 K
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
viii, 324 pages : 21 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction : the disease of the century -- Part 1 : Alzheimer's unbound -- Part 2 : the birth of Alzheimer's disease -- Part 3 : living well in the house of Alzheimer's -- Part 4 : a humanitarian problem.
Summary
"Part case studies, part meditation on the past, present and future of the disease, [this book] traces Alzheimer's disease from its discovery and tells the story of the biomedical breakthroughs that may allow it to finally be prevented and treated by medicine. While it is a scathing indictment of our health care system, it is also an argument for how we can live with dementia; the ways patients can reclaim their autonomy and redefine their sense of self, how families can support their loved ones, and the innovative reforms we can make as a society that would give caregivers and patients better quality of life. Rich in science, history, and characters, The Disease of the Century takes us inside cutting edge laboratories, patients' homes, caregivers' support groups, progressive assisted living facilities, and Jason Karlawish's own practice at the Penn Memory Center"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
Genre
ISBN/ISSN
9781250218735 (hardcover)
125021873X (hardcover)
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