The first rule of a good essay is that it must be honest, and Judt is thoroughly honest, not confessional --- honest. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Claudia Geagan
A pleasure to read. I savored every word even the ones I had to look up!
A fabulous read.
A bit of bio from Judt. A must read if you love his books.Published 1 month ago by Bernadette Hackett
Tony Judt, although confined to his bed and at night an iron lung, unable to move and eventually to speak as he awaited his death, never lost his mind, in any sense. Read morePublished 5 months ago by ilovevt
An awesome and awe-inspiring book. The author demonstrates enormous courage in the face of the unimaginable horror of his encroaching disease (ALS) and manages to write calmly,... Read morePublished 6 months ago by D. C. Carrad
We lived in the same period, with the similar shcools, but without freedom in a poor coutry, forgotten by the democratic Europe. We have the radio and sometimes the newspapers. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Renato
I read the Memory Chalet a few months ago and it has stayed with me. It is not just the exquisite observations, the quality of the writing, the humour, the vigour, and the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by crichton
A man is reduced to a Samsa-like life, not by a miraculous metamorphosis, but by ALS. He is condemned to helplessness, immobility and hopelessness. Read morePublished 15 months ago by H. Schneider
ALS and what it does to a writer. Lists. We are treated to a list of favorites. Seems to remind me of Harold Bloom. Of course books are about books. Read morePublished 17 months ago by W. Jamison