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The Memory Chalet by Tony Judt
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The Memory Chalet by Tony Judt
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Oct 25, 2011 | ISBN 9780143119975

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Praise

“[A] tremendously moving memorial to a first-class historian and essayist . . . humane, fearless, unsparingly honest.” The Financial Times

“Each of these beautifully crafted pieces presents a self-contained vignette. Together they form a picture of an age, seen through the prism of an extraordinary mind . . . Judt never pretended that the illness that befell him was a hidden blessing. ‘Loss is loss, and nothing is gained by calling it a nicer name.’ But if tragedy cannot be redeemed it can sometimes be defied, as Judt confirms in this exquisitely graceful memoir of a happy life.” The Daily Beast

“More than a memoir, [The Memory Chalet is] a bracing spiritual autobiography of a man whose lofty and old-fashioned goal, repeatedly realized in these pages, was to think for himselfand push each of us to do the same.” Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

“[B]oth an autobiography and a lovely little social history of the second half of the 20th century . . . all in a spare and nicely demotic prose.” Time

“Despite his stature as a ‘public intellectual,’ Judt’s observations in this collection are more impressionistic than analytical. For the most part, he’s not arguing points but simply re-savoring the things that once pleased him . . . This is a memorable collection from a memorable man.” BookPage

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