The Oxford Book of Death
"Reading for this anthology," writes D.J. Enright, "I was moved to the thought that on no theme have writers shown themselves more lively." A survivor of Belsen voiced the same sentiment when, reflecting on the concentration camps, he wrote, "When in death we are in the midst of life." By
turns poignant, tragic, comic, and inspiring, this anthology of thoughts about death ranges from ancient times to the present day--including almost 900 selections by poets, novelists, philosophers, scientists, and common people. Arranged under headings such as "Love," "War," "Last Words," and
"Children," these selections show the varied, sometimes surprising, reactions of the dying and the bereaved to the final human act.
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Already chosen ( Soul , remember this ! ) To strike root on your grave And flourish , Two young black horses graze Along the lea . Townwards returning , They curvet merrily . Step by step they'll pace , Your corpse attendingBefore their ...
Give not thy heart unto sorrow : put it away , remembering the last end : forget it not , for there is no returning again : him thou shalt not profit , and thou wilt hurt thyself . Remember the sentence upon him ; for so also shall ...
No harm in your remembering those times , but at the root there is still a rawness and that interferes with your ... For instance , the other night , you remember a wedding procession that passed down your road , you were all at the ...
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I have the old hard-bound version, given to my mother after my father died, with passages she underlined and my little sister's crayon scribbles. Growing up, I assumed it must be like The Egyptian ... Skaityti visą apžvalgą
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I'm not sure why someone took the trouble to write this book, nor indeed why Oxford published it! Skaityti visą apžvalgą