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Famous Last Words

David Ellis

in Death and the Author: How D. H. Lawrence Died, and Was Remembered

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199546657
eISBN:
9780191701443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546657.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the famous last words of a dying man. When a great deal of attention is focused on the hour of death, everything associated with it becomes important. Donne's onlookers would ... More


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Nicholas Royle

in In Memory of Jacques Derrida

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748632954
eISBN:
9780748671625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632954.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The author supplied a list of the provisional titles of the pieces in this book that have been imagined. At the end, after ‘Forgetting Well’, he defined the addition of something called ‘Last’. In ... More


“Earth Has No Sorrow That Heaven Cannot Cure”: Civilian Perspectives on Death and Eternity

Sean A. Scott

in A Visitation of God: Northern Civilians Interpret the Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395990
eISBN:
9780199866557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395990.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, History of Religion

Death touched many families during the Civil War, and religious civilians conversed at length about mortality and eternity. The belief that God sovereignly determined the timing of a person's passing ... More


"Kierkegaard's Last Words

Walter Lowrie

in A Short Life of Kierkegaard

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157771
eISBN:
9781400845972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157771.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter quotes two of Kierkegaard's last words—in this sense, the passages he had written in his Journal as a “report to history,” rather than his final utterances in the hospital. As ... More


The Keys to. Given!

Philip Kitcher

in Joyce's Kaleidoscope: An Invitation to Finnegans Wake

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195321029
eISBN:
9780199851317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321029.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Joyce interposes more than twenty pages before giving another letter from ALP and allowing her the Wake's last words. This intervening material involves short vignettes that recall other parts of the ... More


Oral Ethical Will: Video Recording Valuable Last Words

Denise Carson

in Parting Ways: New Rituals and Celebrations of Life's Passing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251083
eISBN:
9780520949416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251083.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Technology has revived a valuable social/familial deathbed ritual of recording treasured last words. It also provides families with an opportunity to participate in the ancient custom of gathering ... More


Murderous Omens of Times to Come: Writing the Récits: “The Last Word” and “The Idyll” (1935–1936)

Christophe Bident

in Maurice Blanchot: A Critical Biography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823281763
eISBN:
9780823284825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281763.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Looks at the two early short narratives “The Idyll” and “The Last Word,” both on their own terms, and in relation Blanchot’s wider creative writing at the time (Thomas the Obscure). Picks up on the ... More


Finale

Sam J. Ervin

in Humor of a Country Lawyer

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807844649
eISBN:
9781469616346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807844649.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The author ends the volume with the last words of the character who gave his name to Irving Bacheller's book Eben Holden: A Tale of the North Country.


Faith under the Gallows: spectacles of innocence in wcp landsberg

Katharina von Kellenbach

in The Mark of Cain: Guilt and Denial in the Post-War Lives of Nazi Perpetrators

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199937455
eISBN:
9780199345861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937455.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The convicts of the International Military Tribunal and the Subsequent Nuremberg Proceedings were kept in U.S. War Crimes Prison 1 Landsberg/Lech, where most executions took place. This chapter ... More


Fixed Risks and Free Souls: Judging and Executing Capital Defendants after Gregg v. Georgia

Daniel LaChance

in Executing Freedom: The Cultural Life of Capital Punishment in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226066691
eISBN:
9780226066721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066721.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Although it was reborn in a retributive moment, the modern American death penalty became a sanction exacted in a much more rationalized and restrained manner. Supreme Court jurisprudence now ... More


Discourse in a Novel

R. Bracht Branham

in Inventing the Novel: Bakhtin and Petronius Face to Face

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198841265
eISBN:
9780191876813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841265.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Plato points out in the Republic that epic, antiquity’s most influential narrative form, alternates between diēgēsis and mimēsis. The poet either speaks narratively (diēgēsis) or imitates characters’ ... More


Sitting up with the Sick and Dying

Abby Burnett

in Gone to the Grave: Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461114
eISBN:
9781626740624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461114.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Both birth and death once took place in the home, where nursing was done by neighbors. As a death approached, neighbors took turns “sitting up” all night with the patient to administer medicine, ... More


Jesus's Death and Burial

Eric Chafe

in J. S. Bach's Johannine Theology: The St. John Passion and the Cantatas for Spring 1725

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199773343
eISBN:
9780199949502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773343.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Chapter Seven, takes up the part of the passion that follows the “symbolic trial”—namely, the story of Jesus' robe, His last words from the cross, His death and burial. The chorus of the soldiers who ... More


Notification, Transportation, and Farewell

Abby Burnett

in Gone to the Grave: Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461114
eISBN:
9781626740624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461114.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Notifying the community that a burial was to take place was challenging in communities having only a weekly newspaper. A variety of means were employed: bells, party-line phones, word of mouth, ... More


Dreams of the Dying

Jonathan W. White

in Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams during the Civil War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632049
eISBN:
9781469632063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632049.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of soldiers had dreams, presentiments or premonitions that they would be killed in battle. Whether or not most of these prophetic visions actually occurred can never be ... More


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