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|Read Book ⚷ The Oxford Book of Death Ô Reading for this anthology, writes DJ Enright, I was moved to the thought that on no theme have writers shown themselves lively A survivor of Belsen voiced the same sentiment when, reflecting on the concentration camps, he wrote, When in death we are in the midst of life By turns poignant, tragic, comic, and inspiriting, this anthology of thoughts about death ranges from ancient times to the present day and includes quotes from philosophers, scientists, literary figures, and common men Arranged under headings such as Love, War, Last Words, and Children, these selections show the varied, sometimes surprising, reactions of the dying and the bereaved to the final human act When I read this book the first time, my English wasn t good enough, so I didn t really understand anything, and I struggled through it I recently re read this book and found it very interesting I am myself absolutely terrified of dying, and in a sense this book comforted me It is filled with quotes about death as it occurs in different stages in life There is a chapter on children and animals as well The book mainly consists of quotes and there is little text in between the quotes in some When I read this book the first time, my English wasn t good enough, so I didn t really understand anything, and I struggled through it I recently re read this book and found it very interesting I am myself absolutely terrified of dying, and in a sense this book comforted me It is filled with quotes about death as it occurs in different stages in life There is a chapter on children and animals as well The book mainly consists of quotes and there is little text in between the quotes in some parts of the book, but the quotes are very well selected and help emphasize the points of the author The Oxford Book of Death is the greatest title I have ever read The book is pretty good too Scholarly author of The Oxford Book of the Supernatural and The Oxford Book of Friendship, D.J Enright compiles both prominent and discreet excerpts of literature and human observance into one book concerning death It is rather hard to explain why, but the book is not depressing, as one might assume from some a title In truth, it was heartening, encouraging, and, morbid as it may seem, has assisted m The Oxford Book of Death is the greatest title I have ever read The book is pretty good too Scholarly author of The Oxford Book of the Supernatural and The Oxford Book of Friendship, D.J Enright compiles both prominent and discreet excerpts of literature and human observance into one book concerning death It is rather hard to explain why, but the book is not depressing, as one might assume from some a title In truth, it was heartening, encouraging, and, morbid as it may seem, has assisted me in understanding death via the concepts of thousands of mankind from all over the world that have pondered death before me While I enjoyed the book and indeed read ever piece compiled in it, it may be wiser for the common reader to simply skim through it as it does get rather thick in parts It would also be a good reference book, as Oxford Books are often designed to be yet for some reason I read it for pleasure Even if you don t read it, though I would recommend you do, you could get one for your bookshelf and simply enjoy its awesome presence I mean, come on I love compilations of things and I really like the idea of death This is a collection of poetry, memoir, song and ficton about the subject The only stupid thing is that the bits are so short I understand abridging fiction, but poetry come on, I want to see the whole poem I guess it sof reference, but I m too lazy.I bought this at a used bookstore the total with tax was 13.13 swear.