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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other...
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The critically acclaimed account of Caitlin Doughty's first year working on the funerary frontlines
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The Way We Die Now
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An Irish physician explores the ways in which society has lost the ability to deal with death.
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The Weird and the Eerie
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What exactly are the Weird and the Eerie? In this new essay, Mark Fisher argues that some of the most haunting and anomalous fiction of the 20th century belongs to...
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The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of...
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Death and the Afterlife: A...
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Throughout history, the nature and mystery of death has captivated artists, scientists, philosophers, physicians, and theologians. This eerie chronology ventures right...
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Scythe and the City: A Social History...
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The issue of death has loomed large in Chinese cities in the modern era. Throughout the Republican period, Shanghai swallowed up lives by the thousands. Exposed bodies...
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Death and the Afterlife
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We normally take it for granted that other people will live on after we ourselves have died. Even if we do not believe in a personal afterlife in which we...
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Trauma and the Therapeutic...
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In the Garden of the Gods: Models of...
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Death, Anxiety and Religious Belief:...
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Jonathan Jong; Jamin Halberstadt
 
There are no atheists in foxholes; or so we hear. The thought that the fear of death motivates religious belief has been around since the earliest speculations about...
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British Royal and State Funerals:...
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Matthias Range
 
The first in-depth study of the ceremonial and music performed at British royal and state funerals over the past 400 years.
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Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide
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Kay Redfield Jamison
 
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How Animals Grieve
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Barbara J. King
 
Scientists have long cautioned against attributing familiar emotions to animals, arguing that it limits our ability to truly comprehend the lives of other creatures. The author focuses on the specific...
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Last Suppers: A Collection of Final...
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Caroline West; Mark Latter
 
A delightfully macabre miscellany looking at the meals enjoyed by famous people before they took their last breath.
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Ashes, Images, and Memories: The...
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