Day Of The Dead by F. Gonzalez-Crussi
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A collection of essays, the sequel to Notes of an Atomist, looks at mortality from the cold-blooded perspective of morticians and embalmers, with a visit to a Mexican hospital on that country's lively celebration of death.
 

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Gonz?lez-Crussi is Professor emeritus of pathology at NorthwGonz?lez-Crussi is Professor emeritus of pathology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is the autestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is the author of "The Five Senses, "a "Los Angeles Times "Book Prize fhor of "The Five Senses, "a "Los Angeles Times "Book Prize finalist and "Notes of an Anatomist, "winner of the nonfictioinalist and "Notes of an Anatomist, "winner of the nonfiction first prize of the Society for Midland Authors. He lives in first prize of the Society for Midland Authors. He lives in Chicago. n Chicago.
 
Published November 1, 1993 by Harcourt. 179 pages
Genres: Professional & Technical, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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This combination of irreverence, merriment, and fatalism, Gonzalez- Crussi suggests, characterizes the Mexican attitude toward death, a sharp contrast to the European legacy of lugubriousness and ``danse macabre.'' Meanwhile, in one of his most vivid pieces, the author recalls his solitary trip a...

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A leading pathologist ponders the cultural implications of death and mortality in this well-crafted collection of essays.

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