A humorous yet respectful travelogue recounting the author's voyage around the world to discover how humankind responds to the experiences of death, exploring the rites, rituals and many approaches to death and dying taken by the variety of different cultures on the planet.
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Greg Palmer is an award-winning broadcaster (the Peabody Award and thirteen Emmys), playwright, and filmmaker.Dalla quarta di copertina:
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Get ready to take a fascinating, rollicking ride around the globe and across the Styx with 'Death: The Trip of a Lifetime.' This delightfully different 'travelogue' follows one man's quest to discover how people everywhere cope with the incontrovertible fact of death. The result is a wise, witty, decidedly quirky celebration of how we all face life.
"[A] nonfiction romp that rivals Evelyn Waugh's classic 'The Loved One' as a laugh-a-minute examination of death rituals and customs."
"An insightful look at a rite of passage that is venerated by cultures everywhere."
"Palmer is a friendly, pleasant narrator with a distinct voice and a speculative wit: one imagines him with a smile curled constantly on his lips, even as he writes of vampires, near-death experiences, suicide, burial methods, heaven and hell."
Greg Palmer is an award-winning broadcaster (the Peabody Award and thirteen Emmys), playwright, and filmmaker.
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Descrizione libro Harpercollins, 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Stated First Edition. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0062508032
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97800625080341.0
Descrizione libro Harpercollins, 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0062508032