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Departures: Memoirs Hardcover – November, 1986
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From Publishers Weekly
Picking up where his Three Journeys left off, this memoir begins with the late author's sexual romps in Paris in the 1950s, follows his growing maturity and finally his coming to terms with fatal illness. "Remarkable, complex, lucid, detached and without self-pity," PW commented.
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From Library Journal
A prominent critic ( Walt Whitman: the making of a poet , LJ 3/15/84), poet ( Eternity's Woods , LJ 3/1/85), and teacher, Zweig fought a long battle with lymphatic cancer that ended in his death in 1984. This touching memoir, written during his illness, consists of two essays on his Parisian years and a third piece on "the life of the dying," which describes the years between the onset of his illness and his succumbing to it. Although the theme of death is present throughout, the tone is celebratory. The first two essays, full of life, love, and sex, trace Zweig's growth and maturity in France; the final essay depicts a man fighting for life with courage and dignity, while accomplishing some of his best work. Zweig's polished prose is a pleasure to read. Highly recommended for academic and larger public libraries.William Gargan, Brooklyn Coll. Lib., CUNY
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