Death: A Graveside Companion

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Morbid Anatomy’s Joanna Ebenstein released her latest book, Death: A Graveside Companion, this past October. Containing nearly 400 pages of essays and over 1,000 images, tracing humankind’s attempts to imagine and that great, inevitable unknown mystery of human life: namely, death.

Death: A Graveside Companion

From the Morbid Anatomy blog:

The book features 19 essays by a broad variety of thinkers that will be familar to readers of this blog, including Mel Gordon (author of Voluptuous Panic and Grand Guiginol), Michael Sappol (formerly of the National Library of Medicine), Mark Pilkington of Strange Attractor, cultural critic Mark Dery, and John Troyer of the Centre for Death and Society. Essays cover topics ranging from paintings created via channeling the spirits of the dead to eros and thanatos (sex and death) to 19th century horror theater to anatomized figures of Jesus Christ crafted for unknown purposes in 17th century Europe; See below for a full list of contributors and eessays.

Death: A Graveside Companion is available now at a bookstore near you or at Amazon.

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Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

Death: A Graveside Companion

Death: A Graveside Companion

Death: A Graveside Companion

Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

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Death A Graveside Companion jacket

Images courtesy Thames and Hudson publishers and Samantha Macabre.

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