The Resource When breath becomes air, Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese

When breath becomes air, Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese

Label
When breath becomes air
Title
When breath becomes air
Statement of responsibility
Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the age of 36, on the verge of a completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi's health began to falter. He started losing weight and was wracked by waves of excruciating back pain. A CT scan confirmed what Paul, deep down, had suspected: he had stage four lung cancer, widely disseminated. One day, he was a doctor making a living treating the dying, and the next, he was a patient struggling to live. Just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined, the culmination of decades of striving, evaporated. Breath Becomes Air approaches the questions raised by facing mortality from the dual perspective of the neurosurgeon who spent a decade meeting patients in the twilight between life and death, and the terminally ill patient who suddenly found himself living in that liminality. At the base of Paul's inquiry are essential questions such as: What makes life worth living in the face of death? What happens when the future, instead of being a ladder toward the goals of life, flattens out into a perpetual present? When faced with a terminal diagnosis, what does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another one fades away? As Paul wrote, "Before my cancer was diagnosed, I knew that someday I would die, but I didn't know when. After the diagnosis, I knew that someday I would die, but I didn't know when. But now I knew it acutely. The problem wasn't really a scientific one. The fact of death is unsettling. Yet there is no other way to live." Paul Kalanithi passed away in March 2015, while working on this book
Cataloging source
TEFBT
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Kalanithi, Paul
Dewey number
  • 616.99/4240092
  • B
  • 617.4/8092
  • [B]
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
  • RC280.L8
  • RD592.9.K35
LC item number
  • K35 2016ab
  • A3 2016ab
Literary text for sound recordings
autobiography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Sunil Malhotra and Cassandra Campbell
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Verghese, A.
  • Malhotra, Sunil
  • Campbell, Cassandra
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kalanithi, Paul
  • Lungs
  • Terminally ill
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Husband and wife
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Death
  • Health
  • Husband and wife
  • Lungs
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Terminally ill
  • United States
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not applicable
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Label
When breath becomes air, Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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  • Compact disc
  • Title from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Abraham Verghese -- Prologue -- In perfect health I begin -- Cease not till death -- Epilogue / by Lucy Kalanithi
Control code
ocn925473796
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
5 audio discs (5 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781524708146
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
  • 9781524708146
  • 9780399566189
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
PRHA 5592
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 60bpjm
  • 40bpjm
System control number
(OCoLC)925473796
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
When breath becomes air, Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact disc
  • Title from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Abraham Verghese -- Prologue -- In perfect health I begin -- Cease not till death -- Epilogue / by Lucy Kalanithi
Control code
ocn925473796
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
5 audio discs (5 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781524708146
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
  • 9781524708146
  • 9780399566189
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
PRHA 5592
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 60bpjm
  • 40bpjm
System control number
(OCoLC)925473796
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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