The Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead

And Other Mortal Reflections

Book - 2009
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"Delightfully readable." --Newsday

"Dr. Gonzalez-Crussi is a marvelous storyteller as well as a meticulous observer, and he has written a book about death that is pulsing with life." --The New York Times Book Review

"Gonzalez-Crussi comes off as a sort of dream dinner guest: urbane, informed, ironic, and entertaining." --San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle

"Gonzalez-Crussi [writes] with a flowing prose style ... indulging some perceptive observations on politics and religion en route.... His account of the filming of an autopsy he performed leads into a commentary on various reactions to death. He draws attention to the profound difference between the words 'resuscitation' and 'reactivation' in near-death situations.... There is much here for immediate and future pondering." --Booklist

"Elegant... While Gonzalez-Crussi brings some levity to his subject here, the overall tone is serious--appropriately so--and should stir readers into their own memento mori." --Kirkus Reviews

Publisher: New York : Kaplan Pub., c2009
ISBN: 9781607140818
Branch Call Number: 616.078 G589d 2009
Characteristics: viii, 178 p. ; 21 cm


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