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The Oxford book of death

Author: D J Enright
Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The inescapable reality of death has given rise to much of literature's most profound and moving work. D.J. Enright's wonderfully eclectic selection presents the words of poet and novelist, scientist and philosopher, mystic and sceptic. And alongside these "professional" writers, he allows the voices of ordinary people to be heard; for this is a subject on which there are no real experts and wisdom lies in many  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedia
Popular Work
Collected Work
Literature
Literary collections
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oxford book of death.
Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1983
(OCoLC)561802835
Online version:
Oxford book of death.
Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1983
(OCoLC)609158235
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D J Enright
ISBN: 0192141295 9780192141293 0192820133 9780192820136
OCLC Number: 8763441
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xiii, 351 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Definitions --
Views and attitudes --
The hour of death --
Suicide --
Mourning --
Graveyards and funerals --
Resurrections and immortalities --
Hereafters --
Revenants --
War, plague and persecution --
Love and death --
Children --
Animals --
Epitaphs, requiems and last words.
Responsibility: chosen and edited by D.J. Enright.
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