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    DescriptionBirth is not inevitable. Life certainly isn't. The sole inevitability of existence, the only sure consequence of being alive, is death. In these eloquent and surprising essays, twenty writers face this fact, among them Geoff Dyer, who describes ghost bikes in memory of those who die in biking accidents; Jonathan Safran Foer, proposing a new way of punctuating dialogue in the face of a family history of heart attacks and decimation by the Holocaust; Mark Doty, whose reflections on the art-porn movie Bijou lead to a meditation on the intersection of sex and death epitomised by the AIDS epidemic; and Joyce Carol Oates, who writes about the loss of her husband and faces her own mortality. Other contributors include Annie Dillard, Diane Ackerman, Peter Straub, Brenda Hillman and Terry Castle.

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    The Inevitable
    Contemporary Writers Confront Death
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Shields, Edited by Bradford Morrow
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    ISBN 13: 9780393339369
    ISBN 10: 039333936X

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    DC22: 810.9/3548
    LC classification: PS129 .I64 2011
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    WW Norton & Co
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    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    22 March 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    David Shields's The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead was a The New York Times bestseller. The editor of Conjunctions, Bradford Morrow is the author of many books, including The Diviner's Tale.
    Review quote
    Starred Review. A wonderfully speculative patchwork quilt on the meaning of life and death. "