The Oxford Book of Death

The Oxford Book of Death

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'Reading for this anthology,' says D. J. Enright in his introduction, 'I was moved to the thought that on no theme have writers shown themselves more lively.' And not only professional writers, for this is a subject on which there are no real experts and lay voices rightly insist on being heard alongside those of poet and novelist, scientist and philosopher, mystic and sceptic.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 124 x 196 x 22mm | 240.4g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • index
  • 0192803808
  • 9780192803801

Table of contents

Editor's Note; Introduction; Definitions; Views and Attitudes; The Hour of Death; Suicide; Mourning; Graveyards and Funerals; Resurrections and Immortalities; Hereafters; Revenants; War, Plague and Persecution; Love and Death; Children; Animals; Epitaphs, Requiems and Last Words; Acknowledgements; Indexesshow more

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