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Death in literature / Robert F. Weir, editor.


New York : Columbia University Press, 1980.
ISBN 0231049366, 0231049374

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Other Authors Weir, Robert F., 1943-
Subjects Anthologie.
Death -- Literary collections.
Death.
Dood.
Letterkunde.
Literatur.
Literature -- Collections.
Literature.
Mort dans la littérature -- Anthologies.
Tod (Motiv)
Tod.
Description xi, 451 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1980.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Also issued online.
Summary This book will show the richness and diversity of death as a subject in a variety of literary genres. Second, it will demonstrate the timelessness of the subject of death in literature, as evidence by selections ranging from 2300 B.C. to A.D. 1979. Third, it will reflect a variety of cultural traditions through selections from India, China, Japan, Greece, Nigeria, Lebanon, Russia, Germany, England, France, Spain, Ireland, and the United States. Fourth, it will be a helpful book for teaching courses on death in the humanities and a beneficial book for all persons who want to enrich their lives by sensitizing themselves to the mortality shared by us all.
Contents Bereavement. from the Iliad / Homer -- from the Chuang Tzu / Chuang Tzu -- from Macbeth / William Shakespeare -- Lament of a young man for his son : Paiute poem -- Annabel Lee / Edgar Allan Poe -- Break, break, break / Alfred, Lord Tennyson -- Song / Christina Rossetti -- Heartache / Anton Chekhov -- Patterns / Amy Lowell -- Dirge without music / Edna St. Vincent Millay -- Nobody loses all the time / E.E. Cummings -- from A death in the family / James Agee -- from A grief observed / C.S. Lewis -- from Death be not proud / Frances Gunther.
Children, youth, and death. An elegy on the death of Furuhi / Yamonoue Okura -- Written on seeing the flowers and remembering my daughter / Kao Ch'i -- How the waters closed above him / Emily Dickinson -- To an athlete dying young / A.E. Housman -- Out, out--- / Robert Frost -- Lament / Edna St. Vincent Millay -- from A death in the family / James Agee -- from Blood of the lamb / Peter De Vries -- My grandpa died today / Joan Fassler -- To hell with dying / Alice Walker -- A boy thirteen / Jeff Irish.
Death as a literary subject. The death of Ivan Ilych / Leo Tolstoy.
Death by killing. from the Iliad / Homer -- from Hamlet / William Shakespeare -- from Crime and punishment / Feodor Dostoevsky -- The man he killed / Thomas Hardy -- An occurrence at Owl Creek bridge / Ambrose Bierce -- Dulce et decorum est / Wilfred Owen -- from Journey through hell / Reska Weiss -- from Hiroshima / John Hersey -- To the mercy killers / Dudley Randall -- Five ways to kill a man / Edwin Brock -- from In cold blood / Truman Capote -- Lilith's child / Edward Francisco.
Death personified. from The Mahabharata / Anonymous -- from Richard II / William Shakespeare -- Death, be not proud / John Donne -- from Paradise lost / John Milton -- The carol of death / Walt Whitman -- Because I could not stop for death / Emily Dickinson -- Go down death / James Weldon Johnson -- Appointment in Samarra / W. Somerset Maugham -- I have a rendezvous with death / Alan Seeger -- from The palm-wine drinkard / Amos Tutuola.
Death scenes. from The epic of Gilgamesh / Anonymous -- from the Digha-nikaya / Anonymous -- from Phaedo / Plato -- Mark 15:1-39 -- Morte d'Arthur / Alfred, Lord Tennyson -- from Death be not proud / John Gunther -- from Eric / Doris Lund -- from I heard the owl call my name / Margaret Craven -- The death of bed number 12 / Ghassan Kanafani.
Funeral and burial customs. from the Iliad / Homer -- A receipt to make a New England funeral elegy / Benjamin Franklin -- Ah, are you digging on my grave? / Thomas Hardy -- My wife / Robert Louis Stevenson -- Requiem / Robert Louis Stevenson -- Tract / William Carlos Williams -- from Look homeward angel / Thomas Wolfe -- from The grapes of wrath / John Steinbeck -- from I heard the owl call my name / Margaret Craven -- from Grateful to life and death / R.K. Narayan -- from The stranger / Albert Camus -- from Eric / Doris Lund -- from Trying hard to hear you / Sandra Scoppettone.
Personal views of the dying. from Don Quixote / Cervantes -- Elegy : written with his own hand in the tower before his execution / Chidiock Tichborne -- A litany in time of plague / Thomas Nashe -- Songs of a man about to die in a strange land : Ojibwa poem -- I heard a fly buzz--when I died / Emily Dickinson -- The jilting of Granny Weatherall / Katherine Anne Porter -- In the shadow of the valley of death / Abū al-Qāsim al-Shābbī -- from Death be not proud / John Gunther -- from How could I not be among you / Ted Rosenthal -- from Stay of execution / Stewart Alsop -- from A private battle / Cornelius Ryan and Kathryn Morgan Ryan.
Perspectives on immortality. from The epic of Gilgamesh / Anonymous -- from the Iliad / Homer -- Job 14:7-17 -- from Phaedo / Plato -- from Letter to Menoeceus / Epicurus -- from the Bhagavad Gita / Anonymous -- I Corinthians 15:1-8, 35-57 -- Heaven and hell : Eskimo poem -- from Faust / Goethe -- Crossing the bar / Alfred, Lord Tennyson -- Prospice / Robert Browning -- Laura / Saki (H.H. Munro) -- from The Prophet / Kahlil Gibran -- from A grief observed / C.S. Lewis -- from Grateful to life and death / R.K. Narayan -- The Kidd will / James Kidd -- Do not go gentle into that good night / Dylan Thomas.
Suicide. from Phaedo / Plato -- from Epistulae morales / Seneca -- from Summa theologica / Thomas Aquinas -- from Romeo and Juliet / William Shakespeare -- from The love suicides at Sonezaki / Chikamatsu Monzaemon -- from Madame Bovary / Gustave Flaubert -- The mill / Edwin Arlington Robinson -- Richard Cory / Edwin Arlington Robinson -- Résumé / Dorothy Parker -- A summer tragedy / Arna Bontemps -- The last letter / Isao Matsuo -- from The bell jar / Sylvia Plath.
The inevitability of death. Psalm 90 -- Ecclesiastes 3:1-9 -- from On the nature of things / Lucretius -- from Hamlet / William Shakespeare -- Elegy written in a country churchyard / Thomas Gray -- Ozymandias / Percy Bysshe Shelley -- Song of Nezahualcoyotl : Aztec poem -- Thanatopsis / William Cullen Bryant -- The emperor worm / Edgar Allan Poe -- This quiet dust / Emily Dickinson -- The journey nears the road-end / Rabindranath Tagore -- For a dead lady / Edwin Arlington Robinson -- There, on the darkened deathbed / John Masefield -- Blind date / Conrad Aiken -- Story of the widow's son / Mary Lavin -- from The cancer ward / Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn -- People / Yevgeny Yevtushenko.
Genre Collections.
Literary collections.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)6357416
(OCoLC)ocm06357416
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