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Dying Without God: Francois Mitterands Meditations on Living and Dying Franz-Olivier Giesbert

Dying Without God: Francois Mitterands Meditations on Living and Dying

Franz-Olivier Giesbert

Published January 5th 1998
ISBN : 9781559704069
Hardcover
192 pages
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Is one ever truly ready to face death? Can one, without faith, view death as a beginning rather than an end, an annihilation? If not, what is the sense of living? In this moving, touching, and enlightening book, one man addresses, eloquently andMoreIs one ever truly ready to face death? Can one, without faith, view death as a beginning rather than an end, an annihilation? If not, what is the sense of living? In this moving, touching, and enlightening book, one man addresses, eloquently and simply, these and many other poignant questions relative to mortality -- and immortality.The man dying without God of the title is Francois Mitterrand, who for fourteen years (1982-96) was president of France. What the world didnt know was that during both his seven-year terms, he was battling prostate cancer. Only near the end of his second term did he publicly acknowledge his illness. Thus I he was a man for whom Death had long been a constant companion, and many of his I policies and opinions were made in the I knowledge of lifes brevity and fragility. During his last months, he called on a longtime friend, the editor in chief of one of the countrys leading newspapers, the Figaro, to whom he opened his mind and heart as he had done to no other person. A man who loved life and lived it to the hilt, a man who was one of the most complex, sensitive, contradictory personages of the century, Mitterrand offers in these pages his final, unforgettable testament.