By Simone de Beauvoir
Translated through Patrick O'Brian
A really easy demise has lengthy been one in every of Simone de Beauvoir’s masterpieces. The profoundly relocating, daily recounting of her mother’s loss of life “shows the facility of compassion while it's allied with acute intelligence” (The Sunday Telegraph).
Powerful, touching, and infrequently stunning, this can be an end-of-life account that no reader is probably going to put out of your mind.
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By employing the vernacular舒the spoken language of ordinary people舒writers can create a folksy narrator who sounds like he舗s telling a story over the backyard fence. Such deceptive simplicity encourages belief, no matter how strange the tale might be. And Slocum certainly had plenty of strange things to relate. When he was mistaken for the Antichrist at Rodriguez Island in the Indian Ocean, Slocum remarked, 舠It was a curious thing that at all of the islands some reality was insisted on as unreal, while improbabilities were clothed as hard facts舡 (p.
This was truly a nautical family, voyaging together across the Pacific to catch fish and transport coal, timber, ice, and other commodities, and visiting such exotic ports as Manila, Honolulu, Shanghai, Vladivostok, and Yokohama. Of Slocum舗s twenty-eight years in the merchant service, seventeen of them were spent with his family aboard. Slocum demonstrated his shipbuilding skills in 1874 when he constructed a wooden steamer for a British architect in the Philippines. As part payment he received the Pato, a schooner he took on an 8,000-mile cruise to the North Pacific cod banks.
Yet he knew that even the best chronometer can fail, and that real mariners can navigate in a number of ways. When the Constitution舗s fancy chronometer failed in the Pacific, Slocum found his way home by employing lunar navigation, a lost art that allows a knowledgeable captain to determine his time anywhere in the world (Victor Slocum, p. 61 ). The pathetic tin clock confirms Slocum舗s skepticism of modern sailing methods and highlights his own navigational skills. 125), that is, not working. He even detects an error in the published tables.
A Very Easy Death by Simone de Beauvoir