Death Be Not Proud Quotes by John Gunther
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Death Be Not Proud: A Memoir Quotes
Death Be Not Proud is a memoir written by American journalist John Gunther, about his son Johnny, who was a Harvard-bound teenager when he was diagnosed with cancer. He fought bravely to try to help doctors find a cure for his ailment, but died at age The book's title comes from a sonnet by metaphysical poet John Donne:. Death, be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so; For those whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me. From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be, Much pleasure; then from thee much more must flow, And soonest our best men with thee do go, Rest of their bones, and soul's delivery. Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men, And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell, And poppy or charms can make us sleep as well And better than thy stroke; why swell'st thou then? One short sleep past, we wake eternally And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.
John Gunther's memoir tells of his son's battle with a fatal brain tumor.
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The book describes the decline and death of Gunther's son, Johnny, due to brain cancer. The book is an account of Johnny Gunther's experience with a brain tumor, and ends with his death. The book consists of two parts. Part 1 contains the primary narrative of the book, while Part 2 contains additional letters written by Johnny, excerpts from his diary, and a short essay by his mother, Frances Gunther. Chapter 1 begins with Johnny's diagnosis with a brain tumor in the spring of The surgery confirmed the existence of the tumor. One of his doctors, Tracy Putnam , said, "It was about the size of an orange.