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A commonsense book of death : reflections at ninety of a lifelong thanatologist

Author: Edwin S Shneidman
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A distinguished lifelong thanatologist-expert on death-reviews his life, a previous prize-winning book of thirty five years ago, and his own impending death in this extraordinary volume of life's  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin S Shneidman
ISBN: 9780742563315 0742563316
OCLC Number: 994803285
Description: xvi, 191 p. : ill.
Contents: Act one : excerpts from 1973 Deaths of man --
Introduction --
Death work and stages of dying --
An appropriate death --
Postvention and the survivor-victim --
The postself --
Personal and impersonal aspects of death --
Ambivalence and subintention --
Death and the state --
The death certificate --
The psychological autopsy --
Megadeath : children of the nuclear family --
Afterword --
Intermission : a retrospective review of Deaths of man --
Introduction --
A classic of thanatology / M. Brewster Smith --
Act two : revised thoughts of Deaths of man, thirty-five years later --
Introduction --
One fundamental attribute of death : on and off --
Two basic orientations toward death : mine and yours --
Three stances toward death : intentioned, subintentioned, unintentioned --
Four traditional categories of death : natural, accident, suicide, homicide --
Clarifying equivocal deaths --
A psychological autopsy in a military setting --
An appropriate death : criteria for a good-enough death --
Commonalities of suicide : a cubic model --
The coarsening of death : postvention --
The postself : survival after death --
Matinee --
Introduction --
"Wednesdays with Ed" : a report by the author's psychotherapist / Ethel Oderberg --
Mourning after.
Responsibility: Edwin Shneidman.

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A Commonsense Book of Death is not to be missed. Dr. Shneidman takes us on a journey through death's possibilities, its probabilities, like the soulful guide he is, like the very great teacher he is. Read more...

 
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