Vigor Mortis

Vigor Mortis : A Cultural Commentary on 21st Century Death

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Death is out of the closet. Mourners (and the deceased if they buy a 'pre-plan service'), now have an unprecedented range of coffins and funeral styles to choose from. This extraordinary cultural phenomenon has gone largely unremarked, despite the fact that death is now such a prominent theme in advertising and contemporary art; death sells.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 131 x 198mm
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1861974116
  • 9781861974112

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'Vigor Mortis is full of fascinating and unexpectedly lively stuff' The New Statesman 'Vigor Mortis glitters with ideas and insights' The Guardian 'Brilliantly odd and sympathetically clever' Lucinda Lampton The Spectatorshow more

About Kate Berridge

Kate Berridge is a brilliant young journalist who has written for all the national broadsheets, Vogue, Harpers & Queen and many other glossy magazines. This is her first book. She has made her own funeral video and keeps a skeleton by her desk instead of wearing a watch.show more

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