Item description for My Own Death by Peter Nadas & Janos Salomon...
Description: "I Looked into its filmy eyes inquisitively and saw it was the body's fear, not mine, not the soul's, and so it was fear of death. I realized I could distinguish between my inner self and my physical body...An ice-cold surface covered my inner heat." In this short story a man relates his inner-most thoughts and reflections as he suffers a heart attack on the on the street and is then brought back to life after three and a half minutes. It is a compelling tale of something appalling and yet completely ordinary, of pain and fear and acceptance, whilst walking the thin dividing line between life and death. In contrast to the speed of this near-death experience, the book includes a series of photographs in which the passage of time is hardly apparent. Over the course of a year the author photographed a wild pear tree in his garden at different times of the day and year, recording its changes under the differing light conditions. My Own Death contrasts perceptions of the here and now with the hereafter, and its complex composition alludes to mortal time and passage.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 7.25" Height: 10.75" Weight: 3.02 lbs.
Release Date Nov 2, 2004
ISBN 3865210104 ISBN13 9783865210104
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More About Peter Nadas & Janos Salomon
P?ter N?das was born in Budapest in 1942. Among his works translated into English are the novels A Book of Memories (FSG, 1997), The End of a Family Story (FSG, 1998), and Love (FSG, 2000); a collection of stories and essays, Fire and Knowledge (FSG, 2007); and two pieces of short fiction, A Lovely Tale of Photography and P?ter N?das: Own Death. He lives with his wife in Gombosszeg, Hungary.
Peter Nadas currently resides in Gombosszeg. Peter Nadas was born in 1942.