The Resource The dominion of the dead, Robert Pogue Harrison

The dominion of the dead, Robert Pogue Harrison

Label
The dominion of the dead
Title
The dominion of the dead
Statement of responsibility
Robert Pogue Harrison
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "How do the living maintain relations to the dead? Why do we bury people when they die? And what is at stake when we do? In The Dominion of the Dead, Robert Pogue Harrison considers the supreme importance of these questions to Western civilization, exploring the many places where the dead cohabit the world of the living - the graves, images, literature, architecture, and monuments that house the dead in their afterlife among us."
  • "This work devotes particular attention to the practice of burial. Harrison contends that we bury our dead to humanize the lands where we build our present and imagine our future. As long as the dead are interred in graves and tombs, they never truly depart from this world but remain, if only symbolically, among the living. Spanning a broad range of examples, from the graves of our first human ancestors to the empty tomb of the Gospels to the Vietman Veterans Memorial, Harrison considers the authority of predecessors in both modern and premodern societies. Through inspired readings of major writers and thinkers such as Vico, Virgil, Dante, Pater, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Rilke, he argues that the buried dead form an essential foundation where future generations can retrieve their past, while burial grounds provide an important bedrock where past generations can preserve their legacy for the unborn."
  • "The Dominion of the Dead is a meditation on how the thought of death shapes the communion of the living."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 306.9
  • 306.9
Index
index present
LC call number
BF789.D4
LC item number
H375 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The dominion of the dead, Robert Pogue Harrison
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
1. The Earth and Its Dead -- 2. Hic Jacet -- 3. What Is a House? -- 4. The Voice of Grief -- 5. The Origin of Our Basic Words -- 6. Choosing Your Ancestor -- 7. Hic Non Est -- 8. The Names of the Dead -- 9. The Afterlife of the Image
Control code
000024427433
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 208 p.
Isbn
9780226317915
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003002158
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b20502217
System control number
  • 24427433lw
  • (OCoLC)51647756

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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