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From here to eternity : travelling the world to find the good death

Author: Caitlin Doughty; Landis Blair
Publisher: Great Britain : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, an imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Caitlin Doughty sets out in search of cultures unburdened by fears of dead bodies. With curiosity and morbid humour, Doughty introduces us to inspiring death-care innovators, participates in powerful death practices almost entirely unknown in the West and explores new spaces for mourning; including a futuruistic glowing Buddha columbarium in Japan, a candlelit Mexican cemetery, and America's only open-air pyre. In  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caitlin Doughty; Landis Blair
ISBN: 9781474606523 1474606520 9781474606516 1474606512
OCLC Number: 1005688533
Description: 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Colorado: Crestone --
Indonesia: South Sulawesi --
Mexico: Michoacán --
North Carolina: Cullowhee --
Spain: Barcelona --
Japan: Tokyo --
Bolivia: La Paz --
California: Joshua tree --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Travelling the world to find the good death
Responsibility: Caitlin Doughty ; illustrations by Landis Blair.

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An eye-opening, entertaining and thought-provoking account of a mortician's journey around the world to discover how other cultures care for their dead  Read more...

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[Doughty's] fascinating tour of rituals contains liturgies that readers will surely observe as rare, macabre, unbelievable, ancient, and precious - sometimes simultaneously * KIRKUS * Far from Read more...

 
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