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The Resource The depositions : new and selected essays on being and ceasing to be, Thomas Lynch ; foreword by Alan Ball

The depositions : new and selected essays on being and ceasing to be, Thomas Lynch ; foreword by Alan Ball

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The depositions : new and selected essays on being and ceasing to be
Title
The depositions
Title remainder
new and selected essays on being and ceasing to be
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Lynch ; foreword by Alan Ball
Title variation
Essays on being and ceasing to be
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Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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1948-
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Lynch, Thomas
Dewey number
814/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
BD431
LC item number
.L975 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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1957-
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Ball, Alan
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  • Life
  • Death
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Meaning (Philosophy)
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Label
The depositions : new and selected essays on being and ceasing to be, Thomas Lynch ; foreword by Alan Ball
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text
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rdacontent
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
Control code
on1084330373
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 342 pages
Isbn
9781324003977
Lccn
2019032130
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1084330373
Label
The depositions : new and selected essays on being and ceasing to be, Thomas Lynch ; foreword by Alan Ball
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
on1084330373
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 342 pages
Isbn
9781324003977
Lccn
2019032130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1084330373

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