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The Resource The book of resting places : a personal history of where we lay the dead, Thomas Mira y Lopez

The book of resting places : a personal history of where we lay the dead, Thomas Mira y Lopez

Label
The book of resting places : a personal history of where we lay the dead
Title
The book of resting places
Title remainder
a personal history of where we lay the dead
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Mira y Lopez
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the aftermath of his father's untimely death and his family's indecision over what to do with the remains, Thomas Mira y Lopez became obsessed with the type and variety of places where we lay the dead to rest. The result is a singular collection of essays that weaves together history, mythology, journalism, and personal narrative into the author's search for a place to process grief. Mira y Lopez explores unusual hallowed grounds--from the world's largest cryonics institute in southern Arizona to a set of Roman catacombs being digested by modern bacteria, to his family's burial plots in the mountains outside Rio de Janeiro to a nineteenth-century desert cemetery that was relocated for the building of a modern courthouse. The Book of Resting Places examines these overlooked spaces and what they tell us about ourselves and the passing of those we love--how we grieve them, and how we attempt to forget them
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mira y Lopez, Thomas
Dewey number
393/.93
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burial
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Mourning customs
Label
The book of resting places : a personal history of where we lay the dead, Thomas Mira y Lopez
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Memory, memorial -- Monument valley -- A plan for the afterlife -- Overburden -- The path to the saints -- Capricci -- The rock shop -- Parallax -- The eternal comeback -- Coda, codex
Control code
on1006529010
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9781619021235
Lccn
2017024756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • BK0020343351
  • (OCoLC)1006529010
Label
The book of resting places : a personal history of where we lay the dead, Thomas Mira y Lopez
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Memory, memorial -- Monument valley -- A plan for the afterlife -- Overburden -- The path to the saints -- Capricci -- The rock shop -- Parallax -- The eternal comeback -- Coda, codex
Control code
on1006529010
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9781619021235
Lccn
2017024756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • BK0020343351
  • (OCoLC)1006529010

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