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The Resource American afterlife : encounters in the customs of mourning, Kate Sweeney

American afterlife : encounters in the customs of mourning, Kate Sweeney

Label
American afterlife : encounters in the customs of mourning
Title
American afterlife
Title remainder
encounters in the customs of mourning
Statement of responsibility
Kate Sweeney
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What happens after someone dies depends on our personal stories and on where those stories fall in a larger tale--that of death in America. It's a powerful tale that we usually keep hidden from our everyday lives until we have to face it. American Afterlife by Kate Sweeney reveals this world through a collective portrait of Americans past and present who find themselves personally involved with death: a klatch of obit writers in the desert, a funeral voyage on the Atlantic, a fourth-generation funeral director--even a midwestern museum that takes us back in time to meet our death-obsessed Victorian progenitors. Each story illuminates details in another until something larger is revealed: a landscape that feels at once strange and familiar, one that's by turns odd, tragic, poignant, and sometimes even funny
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
American afterlife : encounters in the customs of mourning, Kate Sweeney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-216)
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 216 p.
Isbn
9780820346007
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013016629
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)841228395
  • (OCoLC)ocn841228395
  • 641548
Label
American afterlife : encounters in the customs of mourning, Kate Sweeney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-216)
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 216 p.
Isbn
9780820346007
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013016629
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)841228395
  • (OCoLC)ocn841228395
  • 641548

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