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The year of magical thinking

[In this book, the author] explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage - and a life, in good times and bad - that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child. Several days before Christmas 2003, John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion saw their only daughter, Quintana, fall ill with what seemed at first flu, then pneumonia, then complete septic shock. She was put into an induced coma and placed on life support. Days later - the night before New Year's Eve - the Dunnes were just sitting down to dinner after visiting the hospital when John Gregory Dunne suffered a massive and fatal coronary. In a second, this close, symbiotic partnership of forty years was over. Four weeks later, their daughter pulled through. Two months after that, arriving at LAX, she collapsed and underwent six hours of brain surgery at UCLA Medical Center to relieve a massive hematoma. This book is Didion's attempt to make sense of the "weeks and then months that cut loose any fixed idea I ever had about death, about illness about marriage and children and memory, about the shallowness of sanity, about life itself."--Jacket.

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  • "[In this book, the author] explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage - and a life, in good times and bad - that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child. Several days before Christmas 2003, John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion saw their only daughter, Quintana, fall ill with what seemed at first flu, then pneumonia, then complete septic shock. She was put into an induced coma and placed on life support. Days later - the night before New Year's Eve - the Dunnes were just sitting down to dinner after visiting the hospital when John Gregory Dunne suffered a massive and fatal coronary. In a second, this close, symbiotic partnership of forty years was over. Four weeks later, their daughter pulled through. Two months after that, arriving at LAX, she collapsed and underwent six hours of brain surgery at UCLA Medical Center to relieve a massive hematoma. This book is Didion's attempt to make sense of the "weeks and then months that cut loose any fixed idea I ever had about death, about illness about marriage and children and memory, about the shallowness of sanity, about life itself."--Jacket."@en
  • "Vierzig Jahre waren Joan Didion und John Gregory Dunne verheiratet, als Dunne am Abend des 30. Dezember 2003 einen Herzinfarkt erlitt und starb. Das Jahr magischen Denkens erzählt von ihrer Ehe mit dem Schriftsteller, von der eigenen Welt zweier kreativer Menschen, die einander im Leben und in der Arbeit alles waren. Es erzählt von der schweren Krankheit der einzigen Tochter Quintana, die zu dem Zeitpunkt, als ihr Vater starb, auf der Intensivstation eines New Yorker Krankenhauses um ihr Leben kämpfte. Indem sie darüber schreibt, versucht Joan Didion, dem Geschehen einen Sinn abzugewinnen, es einzuordnen in Zusammenhänge von Ursache und Wirkung, von Ordnung und Zweck. Ihr Buch lotet auf klügste Weise die Grenzen der Klugheit aus, es ist ein Aufbegehren des Verstandes gegen die existentielle Unvernunft des Todes und eine brillante und bewegende Studie der Trauer."
  • "An autobiographical portrait of marriage and motherhood by the acclaimed author details her struggle to come to terms with life and death, illness, sanity, personal upheaval, and grief."
  • "From one of America's iconic writers, a stunning book of electric honesty and passion. Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage-and a life, in good times and bad-that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child. Several days before Christmas 2003, John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion saw their only daughter, Quintana, fall ill with what seemed at first flu, then pneumonia, then complete septic shock. She was put into an induced coma and placed on life support. Days later-the night before New Year's Eve-the Dunnes were just sitting down to dinner after visiting the hospital when John Gregory Dunne suffered a massive and fatal coronary. In a second, this close, symbiotic partnership of forty years was over. Four weeks later, their daughter pulled through. Two months after that, arriving at LAX, she collapsed and underwent six hours of brain surgery at UCLA Medical Center to relieve a massive hematoma. This powerful book is Didion' s attempt to make sense of the "weeks and then months that cut loose any fixed idea I ever had about death, about illness . . . about marriage and children and memory . . . about the shallowness of sanity, about life itself.""
  • "Didion's husband, the writer John Gregory Dunne, died of a heart attack, just after they had returned from the hospital where their only child, Quintana, was lying in a coma. This book is a memoir of Dunne's death, Quintana's illness, and Didion's efforts to make sense of a time when nothing made sense. "She's a pretty cool customer," one hospital worker says of her, and, certainly, coolness was always part of the addictive appeal of Didion's writing. The other part was the dark side of cool, the hyper-nervous awareness of the tendency of things to go bad. In 2004, Didion had her own disasters to deal with, and she did not, she feels, deal with them coolly, or even sanely. This book is about getting a grip and getting on; it's also a tribute to an extraordinary marriage. The New Yorker."@en
  • "A memoir by the acclaimed author details the critical illness of her daughter, followed by the fatal coronary of her husband and her daughter's second bout with a life-threatening ailment, telling of her struggle to come to terms with life and death, illness, sanity, personal upheaval, and grief."@en
  • "Joan Didion erzählt von der Ehe mit ihrem Mann, den sie 2003 verloren hat, von der Trauer und dem Schmerz und ihrer Tochter, die, als ihr Vater starb, auf der Intensivstation lag und vergebens um ihr eigenes Leben kämpfte."
  • "'The Year of Magical Thinking' is an intensely personal and harrowing memoir from revered American essayist and prose stylist Joan Didion. Originally published: London: Fourth Estate, 2005."@en
  • "An autobiographical portrait of the author's efforts to deal with the death of her husband, John Gregory Dunne, shortly after their daughter Quintana was placed into an induced coma to help her survive complications after pneumonia."
  • "[In this book, the author] explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage - and a life, in good times and bad - that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child. Several days before Christmas 2003, John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion saw their only daughter, Quintana, fall ill with what seemed at first flu, then pneumonia, then complete septic shock. She was put into an induced coma and placed on life support. Days later - the night before New Year's Eve - the Dunnes were just sitting down to dinner after visiting the hospital when John Gregory Dunne suffered a massive and fatal coronary. In a second, this close, symbiotic partnership of forty years was over. Four weeks later, their daughter pulled through. Two months after that, arriving at LAX, she collapsed and underwent six hours of brain surgery at UCLA Medical Center to relieve a massive hematoma. This ... book is Didion's attempt to make sense of the "weeks and then months that cut loose any fixed idea I ever had about death, about illness ... about marriage and children and memory ... about the shallowness of sanity, about life itself."--Jacket."
  • "[In this book, the author] explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage - and a life, in good times and bad - that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child. Several days before Christmas 2003, John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion saw their only daughter, Quintana, fall ill with what seemed at first flu, then pneumonia, then complete septic shock. She was put into an induced coma and placed on life support. Days later - the night before New Year's Eve - the Dunnes were just sitting down to dinner after visiting the hospital when John Gregory Dunne suffered a massive and fatal coronary. In a second, this close, symbiotic partnership of forty years was over. Four weeks later, their daughter pulled through. Two months after that, arriving at LAX, she collapsed and underwent six hours of brain surgery at UCLA Medical Center to relieve a massive hematoma. This ... book is Didion's attempt to make sense of the "weeks and then months that cut loose any fixed idea I ever had about death, about illness ... about marriage and children and memory ... about the shallowness of sanity, about life itself."--Jacket."@en
  • "Dicembre 2003. Qualche giorno prima di Natale, gli scrittori John Gregory Dunne e Joan Didion vedono una banale influenza della loro unica figlia Quintana degenerare prima in polmonite, poi in choc settico. Soltanto qualche giorno più tardi, rientrati da una visita alla figlia ancora grave in ospedale, John e Joan siedono a tavola: all'improvviso l'uomo cade a terra e, in pochi minuti, muore d'infarto. "La vita cambia in fretta", scriverà Joan Didion qualche giorno dopo. Per oltre un anno la vita di Joan Didion è stata schiacciata dalla portata di questi due eventi, e questo libro è il resoconto di quell'anno, del tentativo di venire a patti con il modo repentino in cui la sua vita è stata stravolta."

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  • "Autobiographie"
  • "Americké prózy"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Littérature américaine"
  • "Belletristische Darstellung"
  • "Romanhafte Biographien"
  • "Herinneringen (vorm)"
  • "Biography"@en
  • "Biography"
  • "American prose"
  • "Autobiografies"
  • "Autobiographical prose"
  • "Large type books"@en
  • "Large type books"
  • "Autobiografické prózy"
  • "People"@en
  • "erindringer"
  • "Drama"
  • "Livres électroniques"

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  • "Das Jahr magischen Denkens Literatur ; ungekürzte Lesung"
  • "L'anno del pensiero magico"@it
  • "L'anno del pensiero magico"
  • "Rok magicznego myślenia"@pl
  • "Ett år av magiskt tänkande"@sv
  • "Từ địa ngục trở về = The year of magical thinking"
  • "El año del pensamiento mágico"@es
  • "Từđịa ngục trở về"
  • "The year of magical thinking playscript"
  • "The year of magical thinking"
  • "The year of magical thinking"@en
  • "Qi xiang zhi nian"
  • "The Year of Magical Thinking"
  • "Het jaar van magisch denken"
  • "L'any del pensament màgic"
  • "O ano pensamento mágico"@pt
  • "Maagisen ajattelun aika"@fi
  • "奇想之年"
  • "奇想之年 = The year of magical thinking"
  • "L'anno del pensiero magico : monologo"@it
  • "L'anno del pensiero magico : monologo"
  • "Das Jahr magischen Denkens"
  • "Das Jahr magischen Denkens = (The year of magical thinking) : ein Schauspiel von Joan Didion basierend auf ihren Memoiren"
  • "Qi xiang zhi nian = The year of magical thinking"
  • "Das Jahr magischen Denkens ein Schauspiel = (The year of magical thinking)"
  • "Das Jahr magischen Denkens : Joan Didion"
  • "Víc než další den"
  • "El Año del pensamiento mágico"
  • "Et år med magisk tænkning"
  • "Et år med magisk tænkning"@da

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