Epitaph Culture in the West

Epitaph Culture in the West

By: Karl S. Guthke (author)Hardback

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Contents

Introduction: cultural memory - verities and curiosities of epitaph lore; anthologies of epitaphs - motivations and uses; "lying like an epitaph"? - the ethics of discovery; do-it-yourself immortality - writing one's own epitaph; last laughs - levity in the cemetery; talking stones - last words on suicides; "almost human - but loyal" - epitaphs on animals; who were we, or who are we? a history of epitaphs. Epilogue - the silence of the tombs - the epitaph vanishes, or does it?

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  • ISBN13: 9780773467859
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 436
  • ID: 9780773467859
  • ISBN10: 0773467858

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