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Bodies in Motion and at Rest: On Metaphor and Mortality

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Book News Annotation:

A Michigan funeral director and award-winning author of The Undertaking (1997) continues his quirky observations on the relations between the literary and mortuary arts, the sacred and profane. E.g. his Biblical studies piece begins: "It is always a choice [in a hotel] between the soft-porn movies and the Gideon's Bible." Includes equally quirky illustrations.
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Synopsis:

A poet and funeral director continues to examine the relationship between the "literary and mortuary" arts in essays speaking to the existentials: between being human and ceasing to be, between birth and death, we are bodies in motion and at rest.

Table of Contents

  1. Bodies in motion and at rest
  2. Sweeney revisited
  3. Bible studies
  4. Wombs
  5. The bang & whimper and the boom
  6. The way we are
  7. Notes on "a note on the rapture to his true love" --Decca, Dinky, Benji & me
  8. The dead priest
  9. Fish stories
  10. The blindness of love
  11. Funerals-R-Us
  12. Johnny, we hardly knew you
  13. Y2Kat
  14. The big enchilada
  15. The oak grove imbroglio
  16. Nora
  17. Reno
  18. Afterword
  19. Time time time.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393049275
Subtitle:
(essays )
Author:
Lynch, Thomas
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Life
Subject:
Metaphor
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
no. 30
Publication Date:
c2000
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
275 p.
Dimensions:
8.09x5.28x.98 in. .86 lbs.

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