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Born To Be Posthumous

Author : Mark Dery
ISBN : 9780316451079
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The definitive biography of Edward Gorey, the eccentric master of macabre nonsense. From The Gashlycrumb Tinies to The Doubtful Guest, Edward Gorey's wickedly funny and deliciously sinister little books have influenced our culture in innumerable ways, from the works of Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman to Lemony Snicket. Some even call him the Grandfather of Goth. But who was this man, who lived with over twenty thousand books and six cats, who roomed with Frank O'Hara at Harvard, and was known--in the late 1940s, no less--to traipse around in full-length fur coats, clanking bracelets, and an Edwardian beard? An eccentric, a gregarious recluse, an enigmatic auteur of whimsically morbid masterpieces, yes--but who was the real Edward Gorey behind the Oscar Wildean pose? He published over a hundred books and illustrated works by Samuel Beckett, T.S. Eliot, Edward Lear, John Updike, Charles Dickens, Hilaire Belloc, Muriel Spark, Bram Stoker, Gilbert & Sullivan, and others. At the same time, he was a deeply complicated and conflicted individual, a man whose art reflected his obsessions with the disquieting and the darkly hilarious. Based on newly uncovered correspondence and interviews with personalities as diverse as John Ashbery, Donald Hall, Lemony Snicket, Neil Gaiman, and Anna Sui, BORN TO BE POSTHUMOUS draws back the curtain on the eccentric genius and mysterious life of Edward Gorey.

The Posthumous Works Of John Howe Ed By J Hunt

Author : John Howe
ISBN : OXFORD:590508094
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The Posthumous Works Of Mr Thomas Chubb

Author : Thomas Chubb
ISBN : UOM:39015036815341
Genre : Deism
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The Posthumous Works Of Mr Samuel Butler Compleat In One Volume The Third Edition Corrected With Plates

Author : Samuel Butler
ISBN : BL:A0019715577
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The Life And Posthumous Writings Of William Cowper Esqr

Author : William Hayley
ISBN : UCAL:B3310454
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Posthumous Pieces Of The Rev John Fletcher

Author : John Fletcher
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The Posthumous Works Of Robert Hooke Containing His Cutlerian Lectures And Other Discourses Read At The Meetings Of The Illustrious Royal Society Illustrated With Sculptures To These Discourses Is Prefixt The Author S Life Publish D By Richard Waller

Author : Robert Hooke
ISBN : GENT:900000217750
Genre : Electronic books
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Can Death Be A Harm To The Person Who Dies

Author : J. Li
ISBN : 9789401598682
Genre : Philosophy
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lt is with great pleasure that I write this preface for Or Li's book, wh ich addresses the venerable and vexing issues surrounding the problem of whether death can be a harm to the person who dies. This problem is an ancient one which was raised long ago by the early Greek philosopher Epicurus, who notoriously argued that death is at no time a harm to its 'victim' because before death there is no harrn and after death there is no victim. Epicurus's conclusion is conspicuously at odds with our prereflective and in most cases our post-reflective-intuitions, and numerous strategies have therefore been proposed to refute or avoid the Epicurean conclusion that death cannot be an evil after all. How then are we to account for our intuition that death is not just an evil, but perhaps the worst evil: that may befall us? This is the key issue that Or Li addresses. Or Li's book explores various alternative approaches to the complex and difficult issues surrounding Epicurus's notorious argument and provides a defence ofthe intuitively plausible conclusion that death can indeed be a harm to the person who dies. This challenge to Epicurus's claim that death is never a harm to the person who dies is developed by way of a detailed exploration of the issues raised not only by Epicurus, but also by his many successors, who have responded variously to the challenging issues which Epicurus raised.

Death Posthumous Harm And Bioethics

Author : James Stacey Taylor
ISBN : 9780415518840
Genre : Medical
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Death, Posthumous Harm, and Bioethics offers a highly distinctive and original approach to the metaphysics of death and applies this approach to contemporary debates in bioethics that address end-of-life and post-mortem issues. Taylor defends the controversial Epicurean view that death is not a harm to the person who dies and the neo-Epicurean thesis that persons cannot be affected by events that occur after their deaths, and hence that posthumous harms (and benefits) are impossible. He then extends this argument by asserting that the dead cannot be wronged, finally presenting a defence of revisionary views concerning posthumous organ procurement.

The Life And Posthumous Writings Of William Cowper By W Hayley Supplementary Pages

Author : William Cowper
ISBN : OXFORD:590266650
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