Death Be Not Proud: A Memoir Study Guide

Death Be Not Proud: A Memoir

Death Be Not Proud: A Memoir by John Gunther

Death Be Not Proud is a memoir written by novelist John Gunther about the death of his teenage son. Johnny, Gunther's son, is diagnosed with a massive and inoperable brain tumor that takes his life at the age of seventeen. The memoir is Gunther's attempt to cope with the loss and a portrait of a sensitive, brilliant young man. It is remarkable for the poignancy of the narrative voice and for the raw, unvarnished accounting of Johnny's death and its effects on the family.

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