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The Resource Die wise : a manifesto for sanity and soul, Stephen Jenkinson

Die wise : a manifesto for sanity and soul, Stephen Jenkinson

Label
Die wise : a manifesto for sanity and soul
Title
Die wise
Title remainder
a manifesto for sanity and soul
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Jenkinson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Die Wise does not offer seven steps for coping with death. It does not suggest ways to make dying easier. It pours no honey to make the medicine go down. Instead, with lyrical prose, deep wisdom, and stories from his two decades of working with dying people and their families, Stephen Jenkinson places death at the center of the page and asks us to behold it in all its painful beauty. Die Wise teaches the skills of dying, skills that have to be learned in the course of living deeply and well. Die Wise is for those who will fail to live forever. Dying well, Jenkinson writes, is a right and responsibility of everyone. It is a moral, political, and spiritual obligation each person owes their ancestors and their heirs. It is not a lifestyle option. It is a birthright and a debt. Die Wise dreams such a dream, and plots such an uprising. How we die, how we care for dying people, and how we carry our dead: this work makes our village life, or breaks it. In the end, Jenkinson's message is not one of despair--he believes learning to love death is in fact one of the most direct ways to love life"--
  • "A potentially life-changing book for anyone wanting to experience grief and death in a more meaningful way. Grounded in the author's experiences with hundreds of dying people and their families, the book advocates a bold engagement with a part of the human experience that is often more endured than lived"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
155.9/37
Index
index present
LC call number
BF789.D4
LC item number
J457 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Die wise : a manifesto for sanity and soul, Stephen Jenkinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 383) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Ordeal of a Managed Death -- Stealing Meaning from Dying -- The Tyrant Hope -- The Quality of Life -- Yes, But Not Like This -- The Work -- So Who Are the Dying to You? Who Are the Dead? -- Dying Facing Home -- What Dying Asks of Us All -- Kids -- Ah, My Friend the Enemy
Control code
ocn898113383
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 396 pages
Isbn
9781583949733
Lccn
2014036180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1240785
  • (OCoLC)898113383
Label
Die wise : a manifesto for sanity and soul, Stephen Jenkinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 383) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Ordeal of a Managed Death -- Stealing Meaning from Dying -- The Tyrant Hope -- The Quality of Life -- Yes, But Not Like This -- The Work -- So Who Are the Dying to You? Who Are the Dead? -- Dying Facing Home -- What Dying Asks of Us All -- Kids -- Ah, My Friend the Enemy
Control code
ocn898113383
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 396 pages
Isbn
9781583949733
Lccn
2014036180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1240785
  • (OCoLC)898113383

Library Locations

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