IBNA- A new Persian translation of 'A Matter of Death and Life' (2021), by American ‎existential psychiatrist Irvin D. Yalom and his wife Marilyn, a poignant, uplifting memoir ‎of family and relationships has been published. ‎
A year-long journey by the renowned psychiatrist and his writer wife after her fatal diagnosis, as they reflect on how to love and live without regret, the new Persian translation of this book has been carried out by Naazi Akbari. Tehran-based Qoqnoos Publishing has released 'A Matter of Death and Life' in 232 pages.
Internationally acclaimed psychiatrist and author Irvin Yalom devoted his career to counseling those suffering from anxiety and grief. But never had he faced the need to counsel himself until his wife, esteemed feminist author Marilyn Yalom, was diagnosed with cancer. In A Matter of Death and Life, Marilyn and Irv share how they took on profound new struggles: Marilyn to die a good death, Irv to live on without her.
In alternating accounts of their last months together and Irv's first months alone, they offer us a rare window into facing mortality and coping with the loss of one's beloved. The Yaloms had numerous blessings―a loving family, a Palo Alto home under a magnificent valley oak, a large circle of friends, avid readers around the world, and a long, fulfilling marriage―but they faced death as we all do.
With the wisdom of those who have thought deeply, and the familiar warmth of teenage sweethearts who've grown up together, they investigate universal questions of intimacy, love, and grief.
Informed by two lifetimes of experience, 'A Matter of Death and Life' is an openhearted offering to anyone seeking support, solace, and a meaningful life.
A part of Kirkus starred review on 'A Matter of Death and Life' reads: ‘The book has countless pieces of wisdom for anyone confronting death....The Yaloms' distinct voices are complements to each other and gifts to readers. A profound love story with lessons for how to live as well as how to die."
Irvin D. Yalom (1931) is emeritus professor of psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine. The author of two definitive psychotherapy textbooks, Dr. Yalom has written several books for the general reader, including ‘Love’s Executioner’, ‘Staring at the Sun’, ‘Creatures of a Day’, and ‘Becoming Myself’; and the novels ‘When Nietzsche Wept’; ‘The Schopenhauer Cure’, and ‘The Spinoza Problem. He lives in Palo Alto and San Francisco, California.
Marilyn Yalom’s books include classics of cultural history such as ‘A History of the Wife’, ‘Birth of the Chess Queen’, and ‘How the French Invented Love’, as well as her final book released posthumously, ‘Innocent Witnesses’. Marilyn and Irvin Yalom were married for sixty-five years.
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