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The Depositions : : new and Selected Essays on Being and Ceasing to be

Lynch, Thomas, 1948- Book - 2019 Adult Book / Nonfiction / Literary Arts / Essays / Lynch, Thomas, 814 Ly None on shelf 24 requests on 4 copies Community Rating: 0 out of 5

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Foreword by Alan Ball -- from THE UNDERTAKING : The Undertaking -- Gladstone -- Crapper -- The Right Hand of the Father -- The Golfatorium -- Tract ; from BODIES IN MOTION AND AT REST : Introduction -- Bodies in Motion and at Rest -- Fish Stories -- Y2Kat -- The Way We Are -- Reno ; from BOOKING PASSAGE : Introduction -The Ethnography of Everyday Life -- The Brother -- The Same But Different -- The Sisters Godhelpus ; from THE GOOD FUNERAL : How We Come to Be the Ones We Are -- The Theory and Practice of Cremation ; NEW ESSAYS : Introit -- Miracles -- Moveable and Steadfast Feasts -- Whence & Whither -- The Done Thing.
"A wry and compassionate selection of essays reflecting on mortals and mortality, from the acclaimed author of The Undertaking. For nearly four decades, poet, essayist, and small- town funeral director Thomas Lynch has probed relations between the literary and mortuary arts. His life's work with the dead and the bereaved has informed four previous collections of nonfiction, each exploring identity and humanity with Lynch's signature blend of memoir, meditation, gallows humor, and poetic precision. The Depositions provides an essential selection from these masterful collections, as well as new essays in which the space between Lynch's hyphenated identities-as an Irish American, undertaker-poet-is narrowed by the deaths of poets, the funerals of friends, the loss of neighbors, intimate estrangements, and the slow demise of a beloved dog. Meanwhile, the press of the author's own mortality sharpens a curiosity about where we come from, where we go, and what it means. In The Depositions, Lynch continues to illuminate not only how we die, but also how we live"-- Provided by publisher.

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PUBLISHED
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2019.
Year Published: 2019
Description: 338 p.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9781324003977
1324003979

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Ball, Alan, 1957-

SUBJECTS
Life.
Death.
Identity (Psychology)
Loss (Psychology)
Meaning (Philosophy)