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    Description"" It might be thought the height of poor taste to ascribe good fortune to a healthy man with a young family struck down at the age of sixty by an incurable degenerative disorder from which he must shortly die. But there is more than one sort of luck. To fall prey to a motor neuron disease is surely to have offended the Gods at some point, and there is nothing more to be said. But if you must suffer thus, better to have a well-stocked head." -Tony Judt " "The Memory Chalet" is a memoir unlike any you have ever read before. Each essay charts some experience or remembrance of the past through the sieve of Tony Judt's prodigious mind. His youthful love of a particular London bus route evolves into a reflection on public civility and interwar urban planning. Memories of the 1968 student riots of Paris meander through the divergent sex politics of Europe, before concluding that his generation "was a revolutionary generation, but missed the revolution." A series of road trips across America lead not just to an appreciation of American history, but to an eventual acquisition of citizenship. Foods and trains and long-lost smells all compete for Judt's attention; but for us, he has forged his reflections into an elegant arc of analysis. All as simply and beautifully arranged as a Swiss chalet-a reassuring refuge deep in the mountains of memory.


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    Title
    The Memory Chalet
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Professor of History Tony Judt
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 226
    Width: 149 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 372 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781594202896
    ISBN 10: 1594202893
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
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    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15580
    DC22: 909.82
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS016000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    B&T Approval Code: A14150000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 824.92
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: CB425 J83 2010
    Publisher
    Penguin Press
    Imprint name
    Penguin Press
    Publication date
    11 November 2010