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- North Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 19.95
?Stephen Jenkinson?s elegant and sorrow-freighted book brings prophetic insight rather than pastoral affirmations. A true story-man, Jenkinson paints image after image on the cave wall of his parchment. Die Wise is a formidable body of work, road-tested in ways most of us hope never to know about. Stay with it, hold the sorrow as the gift it is,... more...
- Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2015; US$ 20.99
In his long and distinguished career, Irvin D. Yalom has pressed his patients and readers to grapple with life?s two greatest challenges: that we all must die, and that each of us is responsible for leading a life worth living. In Creatures of a Day , he and his patients confront the difficulty of meeting these challenges. Yalom not only gives... more...
- Liberties Press 2015; US$ 5.82
When is it okay for a person to kill themself? How have ideas about this changed over time, and how do they differ across cultures? How do Ireland?s suicide rates, especially among its young men, compare to rates in other countries in Europe and beyond? Are we obsessed today with the idea of suicide? Is it possible to prevent suicide – and, if... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95
In his study of the presence of animals in early nineteenth-century works by Charles and Mary Lamb, John Clare, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Lord Byron, Chase Pielak observes that images of dead and deadly animals coincided with questions about what constitutes human life and its boundaries. He argues that each author uses language... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
While much has been written in recent years on death and dying, there has been little treatment of how people cope with death in the absence of religious belief, and virtually no examination of the potential political repercussions of a wider acceptance of mortality in American society. Alfred Killilea's strikingly original book revolves around a... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00
When Evelyn Waugh wrote The Loved One (1948) as a satire of the elaborate preparations and memorialization of the dead taking place in his time, he had no way of knowing how extraordinarily creative and technical human funerary practices would become. Jacqueline S. Thursby explores how modern American funerals and their accompanying rituals seem meant... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00
This collection explores the ways in which traumatic experience becomes a part of public memory. It explores the premise that traumatic events are realities; they happen in the world, not in the fantasy life of individuals or in the narrative frames of our televisions and cinemas. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
This comprehensive study of the intersection of death and religion offers a unique look at how religious people approach death in the twenty-first century. Previous scholarship has largely focused on traditional beliefs and paid little attention to how religious traditions evolve in relation to their changing social context. Employing a sociological... more...