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The Memory Chalet

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The Memory Chalet

by JUDT, Tony

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  • hardcover
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Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket
ISBN 10
0434020966
ISBN 13
9780434020966
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London: William Heinemann. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 2010. Hardcover. 0434020966 . Diagnosed with a fatal degenerative disease, the noted academic and author Tony Judt wrote these essays prior to his passing as a way of revisiting events in his life. --- A UK edition, in grey paper-covered boards with titling in black to spine. Jacket features image of an alpine train making its way through the snow. --- A clean, bright, newish copy but with mild bumps to cover corners. Price-clipped dust jacket with a few minor creases, else excellent.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; xiv, 226 pages .

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A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year "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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Bookseller
Bluebird Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
84705
Title
The Memory Chalet
Author
JUDT, Tony
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0434020966
ISBN 13
9780434020966
Publisher
William Heinemann
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
2010
Keywords
0434020966
Bookseller catalogs
>>Biography, Autobiography, Memoir;

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