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Obit : Poems
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ISBN: 9781619322189 1619322188 Year: 2020 Publisher: Port Townsend, Washington : Copper Canyon Press,

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"After her mother died, poet Victoria Chang refused to write elegies. Rather, she distilled her grief during a feverish two weeks by writing scores of poetic obituaries for all she lost in the world. In Obit, Chang writes of "the way memory gets up after someone has died and starts walking." These poems reinvent the form of newspaper obituary to both name what has died ("civility," "language," "the future," "Mother's blue dress") and the cultural impact of death on the living. Whereas elegy attempts to immortalize the dead, an obituary expresses loss, and the love for the dead becomes a conduit for self-expression. In this unflinching and lyrical book, Chang meets her grief and creates a powerful testament for the living."--

Canada from afar : the daily telegraph book of Canadian obituaries
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ISBN: 1281958115 1554881161 9786611958114 9781554881161 9781554886036 1554886031 9781550022520 1550022520 9781459714373 1459714377 1550022520 9780920474907 9781281958112 6611958118 Year: 1996 Publisher: Toronto, Ontario ; Oxford, England : Dundurn Press,

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Canada From Afar is the fruit of the remarkable flowering of obituary writing in the London Daily Telegraph during the past ten years. These lively portraits of Canadians are informed, witty, sometimes quirky, occasionally iconoclastic.They include royal courtiers, politicians, businessmen, soldiers, sailors, airmen, scientists, explorers, novelists, artists, and even journalists. Among the prominent Canadians viewed from afar are persons such as Margaret Laurence, Joey Smallwood, K.C. Irving, Raymond Burr and A.J. Casson.


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The Economist book of obituaries
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ISBN: 1846681073 9786611845667 1281845663 1847650414 Year: 2008 Publisher: New York : Bloomberg Press,

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A selection of the two hundred best obituaries that have appeared in ""The Economist"" since the first one was published in 1995. It includes Jean Bedel Bokassa and Pope Jean Paul II, Pamela Harriman and Harry Oppenheimer, Akio Morita and J K Galbraith, Jean Baudrillard and Syd Barrett, and Estee Lauder and Hunter Thomson.

In search of the great dead
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ISBN: 0809385112 1299050727 0585333963 9780585333960 0809322609 9780809322602 9780809385119 Year: 1999 Publisher: Carbondale : Crab Orchard Review : Southern Illinois University Press,

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With grim humor and humorous grimness, In Search of the Great Dead engages the great themes of poetry: death and fame. The title poem of this collection records Richard Cecil's quest for the tombs of the famous dead. At first the search leads him on a tour of famous European tombstones-the grave of Chateaubriand in St. Malo, the shared tomb of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas in Pere-Lachaise cemetery in Paris, Yeats's old Celtic cross in Sligo-but gradually it expands into areas where all the tombs have been erased by time or vandalism-the tombs of


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Human remains and violence : an interdisciplinary journal.
Year: 2015 Publisher: Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press,


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Human remains in society : Curation and exhibition in the aftermath of genocide and mass-violence
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ISBN: 9781526129338 1526129337 9781526108180 1526108186 9781526120694 1526120690 1526107384 9781526107381 9781526108197 1526108194 Year: 2018 Publisher: Manchester, England : Manchester University Press,

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Whether reburied, concealed, stored, abandoned or publicly displayed, human remains raise a vast number of questions regarding social, legal and ethical uses by communities, public institutions and civil society organisations. This work presents a ground-breaking account of the treatment and commemoration of dead bodies resulting from incidents of genocide and mass violence. Through a range of international case studies across multiple continents, it explores the effect of dead bodies or body parts on various political, cultural and religious practices. Multidisciplinary in scope, it will appeal to readers interested in this crucial phase of post-conflict reconciliation, including students and researchers of history, anthropology, sociology, archaeology, law, politics and modern warfare.


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Corpses in Belgian Anatomy, 1860–1914 : Nobody’s Dead
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ISBN: 3030201147 3030201155 Year: 2019 Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan,

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This book tells the story of the thousands of corpses that ended up in the hands of anatomists in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Composed as a travel story from the point of view of the cadaver, this study offers a full-blown cultural history of death and dissection, with insights that easily go beyond the history of anatomy and the specific case of Belgium. From acquisition to disposal, the trajectories of the corpse changed under the influence of social policies, ideological tensions, religious sensitivities, cultures of death and broader changes in the field of medical ethics. Anatomists increasingly had to reconcile their ways with the diverse meanings that the dead body held. To a certain extent, as this book argues, they started to treat the corpse as subject rather than object. Interweaving broad historical evolutions with detailed case studies, this book offers unique insights into a field dominated by Anglo-American perspectives, evaluating the similarities and differences within other European contexts.

The world of obituaries : gender across cultures and over time
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ISBN: 0814336558 9780814336557 0814327559 9780814327555 Year: 2002 Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press,


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Afterlives : the return of the dead in the Middle Ages
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ISBN: 1501703471 9781501703478 9781501702617 1501702610 Year: 2016 Publisher: Ithaca, New York ; London, [England] : Cornell University Press,

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Simultaneously real and unreal, the dead are people, yet they are not. The society of medieval Europe developed a rich set of imaginative traditions about death and the afterlife, using the dead as a point of entry for thinking about the self, regeneration, and loss. These macabre preoccupations are evident in the widespread popularity of stories about the returned dead, who interacted with the living both as disembodied spirits and as living corpses or revenants. In Afterlives, Nancy Mandeville Caciola explores this extraordinary phenomenon of the living's relationship with the dead in Europe during the five hundred years after the year 1000.Caciola considers both Christian and pagan beliefs, showing how certain traditions survived and evolved over time, and how attitudes both diverged and overlapped through different contexts and social strata. As she shows, the intersection of Christian eschatology with various pagan afterlife imaginings-from the classical paganisms of the Mediterranean to the Germanic, Celtic, Slavic, and Scandinavian paganisms indigenous to northern Europe-brought new cultural values about the dead into the Christian fold as Christianity spread across Europe. Indeed, the Church proved surprisingly open to these influences, absorbing new images of death and afterlife in unpredictable fashion. Over time, however, the persistence of regional cultures and beliefs would be counterbalanced by the effects of an increasingly centralized Church hierarchy. Through it all, one thing remained constant: the deep desire in medieval people to bring together the living and the dead into a single community enduring across the generations.


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Being with the Dead : Burial, Ancestral Politics, and the Roots of Historical Consciousness
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ISBN: 1503607763 9781503607767 9780804791311 0804791317 9781503607750 1503607755 Year: 2019 Publisher: Stanford (Calif.): Stanford University Press

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Philosophy, Socrates declared, is the art of dying. This book underscores that it is also the art of learning to live and share the earth with those who have come before us. Burial, with its surrounding rituals, is the most ancient documented cultural-symbolic practice: all humans have developed techniques of caring for and communicating with the dead. The premise of Being with the Dead is that we can explore our lives with the dead as a cross-cultural existential a priori out of which the basic forms of historical consciousness emerge. Care for the dead is not just about the symbolic handling of mortal remains; it also points to a necropolitics, the social bond between the dead and living that holds societies together—a shared space or polis where the dead are maintained among the living. Moving from mortuary rituals to literary representations, from the problem of ancestrality to technologies of survival and intergenerational communication, Hans Ruin explores the epistemological, ethical, and ontological dimensions of what it means to be with the dead. His phenomenological approach to key sources in a range of fields gives us a new perspective on the human sciences as a whole.

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