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My Father's Wake: How the Irish Teach Us to Live, Love, and Die Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Kevin Toolis is a writer and BAFTA-winning filmmaker. He is the author of an acclaimed chronicle of Ireland's Troubles, Rebel Hearts: Journeys within the IRA's Soul. He has written for the New York Times Magazine and the Guardian and reported on conflicts around the world. His family has lived in the same oceanside village on an island off the coast of County Mayo for the last two hundred years. He lives on the island and in London.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
''The 'Western Death Machine' has hidden the dead and dying, but in a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, an almost Homeric society clings to the old ways. The dying are treasured and tenderly watched over, the dead are honored with the ancient rites and rituals. Contemporary western ideas about death are dominated by individualism; My Father's Wake is a lyrical description of how community and tradition help us deal with our mortality.'' --Seamus O'Mahony, author of The Way We Die Now
''A heartwarming and very personal account of a life well-lived.'' --Irish Times
''A long meditation on death, dying, and our attitudes to mortality--our own and others'.... Toolis posits an acceptance of the inevitable which, while it does not banish the pain of grief, invests it with a resignation and a grace that is, in essence, healing and somehow life-affirming.'' --The Guardian --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- Publication Date : February 27, 2018
- Publisher : Da Capo Press (February 27, 2018)
- File Size : 963 KB
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B071W4WLTN
- Print Length : 271 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Page Numbers Source ISBN : 0306921464
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #836,233 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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