Year: 1976 Source: New York : Pocket Books, 1976. 249p. SIEC No: 19880664

This collection of literary selections on death is divided into 6 parts: (1) an exploration of people’s attitudes toward death, (2) accounts of the process of dying, (3) what happens after death, (4) how various societies cope with death, with emphasis on their funeral practices, (5) grief, & (6) suicide. Some of the authors included are: Shakespeare, Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, John Donne, Aldous Huxley, Leo Tolstoy, Alice Walker, Emily Dickinson & C.S. Lewis.