Death Writing: What the Dying and the Dead Tell Us About Who We Are and the Meaning of Our Lives
Petrak, Gina A
In death writing books, people facing certain imminent death speak directly to us, and those who loved them speak with a dual voice; they speak of the dead and they speak for themselves. The dying writers help us discover who we are and the meaning of our lives, and they help us learn how to live and how to die. The loving writers tell us about their dual loss; the loss of their loved one and the loss of part of their identity. We learn that the dying find joy, and that their loved ones survive the death and reestablish their identity.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
The Final Trip: Five Authors Explore What Happens to the Body After the Physician Pronounces Death Review of the Undertaking: Life Studies From the Dismal Trade, by Thomas Lynch; Death to Dust: What Happens to Dead Bodies, by Kenneth Iserson; Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, by Mary Roach; the Troubled Dream of Life: Living With Mortality, by Daniel Callahan; First Cut: A Season in the Human Anatomy Lab, by Albert Howard Carter III Meyer, Charles R. (2004-01)