From Here to Eternity

From Here to Eternity Travelling the World to Find the Good Death

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Synopsis

As a practising mortician, Caitlin Doughty has long been fascinated by our pervasive terror of dead bodies. In From Here to Eternity she sets out in search of cultures unburdened by such fears. With curiosity and morbid humour, Doughty introduces us to inspiring death-care innovators, participates in powerful death practices almost entirely unknown in the West and explores new spaces for mourning - including a futuristic glowing-Buddha columbarium in Japan, a candlelit Mexican cemetery, and America's only open-air pyre. In doing so she expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with 'dignity' and reveals unexpected possibilities for our own death rituals.

Book information

ISBN: 9781474606530
Publisher: Orion
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 393
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 25984
Number of pages: xiii, 248
Weight: 240g
Height: 129mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 20mm