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Death & Dying

  • Being Mortalby Atul Gawande

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 26.99

    In Being Mortal , bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death,... more...

  • Will the Circle Be Unbroken?by Studs Terkel; Jane Gross

    New Press, The 2014; US$ 18.95

    One of Studs Terkel?s most important oral histories, Will the Circle Be Unbroken? turns to the ultimate human experience?that of death. Called "extraordinary…a work of insight, wisdom, and freshness" by the Seattle Times when it was first published fifteen years ago, the book explores?with unrivaled compassion and wisdom?the indelible variety... more...

  • Deathwatchby C. Scott Combs

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    While cinema is a medium with a unique ability to “watch life? and “write movement,? it is equally singular in its portrayal of death. The first study to unpack American cinema?s long history of representing death, this book considers movie sequences in which the process of dying becomes an exercise in legibility and exploration for the camera and... more...

  • Abjection and Representationby Rina Arya

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Abjection and Representation is a theoretical investigation of the concept of abjection as expounded by Julia Kristeva in Powers of Horror (1982) and its application in various fields including the visual arts, film and literature. It examines the complexity of the concept and its significance as a cultural category. more...

  • Glimpsing Heavenby Judy Bachrach

    National Geographic Society 2014; US$ 15.00

    If you caught a glimpse of heaven, would you choose to come back to life? Investigative journalist Judy Bachrach has collected accounts of those who died and then returned to life with lucid, vivid memories of what occurred while they were dead, and the conclusions are astonishing. Clinical death?the moment when the heart stops beating and brain stem... more...

  • Eventful Bodiesby Michael Schillmeier

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Disrupting, questioning and altering the taken-for-granted ‘cosmos’ of everyday life, the experiences of illness challenge the different ways in which social normalcy is remembered, maintained and expected. Using rich qualitative and ethnographic data alongside print and on-line media sources, this book explores the various experiences of... more...

  • Mediating and Remediating Deathby Dorthe Refslund Christensen; Kjetil Sandvik

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Presenting rich, new interdisciplinary empirical case studies and fieldwork from the US and Europe, Asia, The Middle East, Australasia and Africa, Mediating and Remediating Death shows how different media forms contribute to the shaping and transformation of various forms of death and commemoration, whether in terms of their range and distribution,... more...

  • The Whale / A Bright New Boiseby Samuel D. Hunter

    Theatre Communications Group 2014; US$ 15.95

    Two plays by one of America?s brightest young playwrights. more...

  • Life Lessonsby Elisabeth David Kessler Kubler-Ross

    Simon & Schuster UK 2014; Not Available

    Is this really how I want to live my life? Each one of us at some point asks this question. The tragedy is not that life is short, but that we often see only in hindsight what really matters. In this, her first book on life and living, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross joins with David Kessler to guide readers through the practical and spiritual lessons we need... more...

  • On Grief and Grievingby Elisabeth David Kessler Kubler-Ross

    Simon & Schuster UK 2014; Not Available

    One of the most important psychological studies of the late twentieth century, On Death and Dying grew out of Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross's famous interdisciplinary seminar on death, life and transition. In this remarkable book, Dr. Kubler-Ross first explores the now-famous stages of death: denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.... more...