Saturday, July 30, 2016

Our strange unsettled history of mourning


The book is aligned with the so-called death-positive movement, which seeks, as Shillace puts it, to “reclaim ground that has been lost—particularly in the West—during a century and a half of sanitisation and silence.”- Death’s Summer Coat: What the History of Death and Dying Teaches Us About Life and Living, by Brandy Schillace, a medical-humanities historian.
Full New Yorker Article here.