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A Very Easy Death

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A Very Easy Death has long been considered one of Simone de Beauvoir’s masterpieces. The profoundly moving, day-by-day recounting of her mother’s death “shows the power of compassion when it is allied with acute intelligence” (The Sunday Telegraph).
 
Powerful, touching, and sometimes shocking, this is an end-of-life account that no reader is likely to forget.

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A Very Easy Death has long been considered one of Simone de Beauvoir’s masterpieces. The profoundly moving, day-by-day recounting of her mother’s death “shows the power of compassion when it is allied with acute intelligence” (The Sunday Telegraph).
 
Powerful, touching, and sometimes shocking, this is an end-of-life account that no reader is likely to forget.

Product Details
eBook (112 pages)
Published: January 9, 2013
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint: Pantheon
ISBN: 9780307832191
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  • All men must die: but for every man his death is an accident and, even if he knows it and consents to it, an unjustifiable violation.

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