The Resource Quicksand : what it means to be a human being, Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson with Marlaine Delargy

Quicksand : what it means to be a human being, Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson with Marlaine Delargy

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Quicksand : what it means to be a human being
Title
Quicksand
Title remainder
what it means to be a human being
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Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson with Marlaine Delargy
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eng
Summary
In January 2014, Henning Mankell received a diagnosis of lung cancer. Quicksand is a response to this shattering news?but it is not a memoir of destruction. Instead, it is a testament to a life fully lived, a tribute to the extraordinary but fleeting human journey that delivers both boundless opportunity and crucial responsibility. In a series of intimate vignettes, Mankell ranges over rich and varied reflections: of growing up in a small Swedish town, where he experiences a startling revelation on a winter morning as a young boy; of living hand-to-mouth during a summer in Paris as an ambitious young writer; of his work at a theater in Mozambique, where Lysistrata is staged in the midst of civil war; of chance encounters with men and women who changed his understanding of the world. Along the way, Mankell ponders the meaning of a good life, and the critically important ways we can shape the future of humanity if we are fortunate enough to have the choice. Vivid, clear-eyed, and breathtakingly beautiful, Quicksand is an invaluable parting gift from a great man
Biography type
autobiography
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Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Quicksand : what it means to be a human being, Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson with Marlaine Delargy
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Quicksand : what it means to be a human being, Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson with Marlaine Delargy
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text
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txt
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Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9780525432159
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Original version note
"Originally published in Sweden as Kvicksand by Leopard f?rlag, Stockholm, in 2014"--title-page verso.
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  • (SKY)sky285101293
  • 1256662
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