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Somewhere towards the end

Diana Athill

Somewhere towards the end

by Diana Athill

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Published by Thorndike Press in Waterville, Me .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Women authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography,
  • Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography,
  • Women editors -- Great Britain -- Biography,
  • Editors -- Great Britain -- Biography,
  • Aging,
  • Old age,
  • Large type books

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Diana Athill.
    GenreBiography
    SeriesThorndike Press large print biography
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6051.T43 Z47 2009b
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23224014M
    ISBN 101410419118
    ISBN 109781410419118
    LC Control Number2009018594
    OCLC/WorldCa320436382

    Read free book excerpt from Somewhere Towards the End by Diana Athill, page 1 of 2. one of England’s notable book editors examines life, old age and approaching death with astonishing candor in 16 essays distinguished by her spare, direct prose. Athill (Yesterday Morning, , etc.) does not shy away from uncomfortable subjects: the waning of sexual desire, her qualms about the physical act of dying and her.

      Athill is back with a second, slimmer memoir, which she has called "Somewhere Towards the End." It is a rumination on late old age, undertaken, .   This is a theme Diana Athill explores in “Somewhere Towards the End.” Her grapplings are impressive: “My own belief — that we, on our short-lived planet, are part of a universe.

    Excerpt: 'Somewhere Towards the End: A Memoir' Decem • Diana Athill, a longtime British editor, writes a frank and inspirational memoir about growing old and facing death. With. After a distinguished career as a book editor, Diana Athill (—) won the National Book Critics Circle and Costa Biography Awards for her New York Times best-selling memoir Somewhere Towards the End. In January , she was presented with an Order of the British Empire.


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After a distinguished career as a book editor, Diana Athill (―) won the National Book Critics Circle and Costa Biography Awards for her New York Times best-selling memoir Somewhere Towards the End.

In Januaryshe was presented with an Order of the British Empire.4/5(). Somewhere Towards the End isn't the first book to describe in detail the process of "falling away," the author's apt euphemism for the decline one experiences in old age. Critics compare Athill's memoir to John Bayley's Elegy for Iris and Nora Ephron's I Feel Bad About My Neck, or the fiction of Philip Roth, Alice Munro, and John Updike/5.

Somewhere Towards the End isn't the first book to describe in detail the process of "falling away," the author's apt euphemism for the decline one experiences in old age. Critics compare Athill's memoir to John Bayley's Elegy for Iris and Nora Ephron's I Feel Bad About My Neck, or the fiction of Philip Roth, Alice Munro, and John Updike/5().

Somewhere Towards the End by Diana Athill pp, Granta Books, £ Diana Athill is 90 and has almost no regrets, despite having lived a life which most women of Author: Katharine Whitehorn.

To readers Athill delivers far more than modest pleasure: Her easy-going prose and startling honesty are riveting, for whither she has gone many of us will go as well A refusal to sugar-coat and a commitment to utter frankness, coupled with an engaging style, make Diana Athill's Somewhere Towards the End unusually appealing, despite its inherently cheerless subject.

Buy Somewhere Towards The End First Printing by Diana Athill (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and Somewhere towards the end book delivery on eligible orders/5().

Somewhere Towards the End won a Costa Book Award and a National Book Critics Circle Award. Her other works included a volume of short stories entitled An Unavoidable Delay and a novel entitled Don't Look at Me Like That. She was awarded the Order of the British Empire in She died on Janu at the age of /5(22).

Somewhere Towards the End. by Diana Athill. Granta £, pp In an age in which kiss-and-tell revelations about sex have become commonplace, it is a more intimate act Author: Lara Feigel.

After a distinguished career as a book editor, Diana Athill (—) won the National Book Critics Circle and Costa Biography Awards for her New York Times best-selling memoir Somewhere Towards the Januaryshe was presented with an Order of the British Empire.

For Diana Athill’s contemporaries, the book must be immediately relevant. For me, almost 30 years younger (and thus, according to her, “still within hailing distance of middle age”), it is a reassuring dispatch from my all-too-near future. I can’t speak for younger generations, but I think.

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After a distinguished career as a book editor, Diana Athill (—) won the National Book Critics Circle and Costa Biography Awards for her New York Times best-selling memoir Somewhere Towards the End.

In Januaryshe was presented with an Order of the British : Norton, W. & Company, Inc. Somewhere Towards the End by Diana Athill avg rating — 2, ratings — published — 18 editions. Read "Somewhere Towards the End: A Memoir" by Diana Athill available from Rakuten Kobo.

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography and a New York Times bestseller: a prize-winning, Brand: W. Norton & Company. Diana Athill's beautifully-written new book, Somewhere Towards the End (Norton, ) has the unique quality of being a memoir of being very old and happy about it without the maudlin set pieces or generic nostalgia one might expect in a fin de siecle.

The year-old Athill was during her 20th century career a notable British editor who worked /5(5). There are echoes of both books here, but Somewhere Towards the End — being about the end — is necessarily more distilled.

The novelist Jean Rhys, for example, materializes briefly but vividly when Athill recalls a phrase that Rhys used “usually about being.

Born in and educated at Oxford University, Diana Athill has written several memoirs, including Instead of a Letter, After a Funeral, Somewhere Towards the End, and the New York Times Notable Book Stet, about her fifty-year career in publishing.

She lives in London and was recently appointed an Officer of the British Empire. Somewhere towards the end. [Diana Athill] -- "What is it like to be old.

Diana Athill made her reputation as a writer with the candour of her memoirs - her commitment, in her words, 'to understand, to be aware, to touch the truth'. This book tells the story of what it means to be old: how the pleasure of sex ebbs, how the joy of.

National Book Critics Circle Award, Autobiography, What is it like to be old. Diana Athill, born inmade her reputation as a writer with the candour of her memoirs. In Somewhere Towards the End she reflects frankly on the losses and occasionally the gains that old age brings, and on the wisdom and fortitude required to face death.

Somewhere towards the end. [Diana Athill] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library Short-listed for Galaxy British Book Awards: Borders Author of the Year Short-listed for Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the.

Somewhere Towards the End: A Memoir. Diana Athill.32 Ratings; $; As the acclaimed British memoirist (who wrote about her experiences as a book editor in Stet) pushes p she realizes that "there is not much on record on falling away" and resolves to set down some of her observations.

She is bluntly unconcerned with 4/5(31).Inshe won the Costa Book Award for her memoir Somewhere Towards The End, a book about old age. For the same book, she also received the National Book Critics Circle Award in Athill was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in Occupation: Literary editor, author.

Excerpt: 'Somewhere Towards the End: A Memoir' Diana Athill, a longtime British editor, writes a frank and inspirational memoir about growing old and facing death. With neither religion, children.