Year: 1977 Source: Psychiatric Annals, v.7, no.8, (August 1977), p.391-397 SIEC No: 19860612

Dr. Shneidman discusses the dying process, stating that people die more or less as they have lived during the stressful periods of their lives. He illustrates this theory with examples from literature–Tolstoy’s Ivan Ilych & Comus’s Meursault–who died as they had lived.