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The depositions : new and selected essays on being and ceasing to be

Author: Thomas Lynch; Alan Ball
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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
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Genre/Form: Essays
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Lynch; Alan Ball
ISBN: 9781324003977 1324003979
OCLC Number: 1084330373
Description: ix, 342 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 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.
Other Titles: Essays.
Essays on being and ceasing to be
Responsibility: Thomas Lynch ; foreword by Alan Ball.

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"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"--

For nearly four decades, as a poet, essayist, and small-town funeral director, Lynch has probed relations between the literary and mortuary arts. This collection of essays showcase Lynch's signature blend of memoir, meditation, gallows humor, and poetic precision. They illuminate not only how we die, but also how we live. -- adapted from jacket

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