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How to Die: A Book about Being Alive

How to Die: A Book about Being Alive

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A radical revaluation of how contemporary society perceives death--and an argument for how it can make us happy.

"He who would teach men to die would teach them to live," writes Montaigne in Essais, and in How to Die: A Book about Being Alive, Ray Robertson takes up the challenge. Though contemporary society avoids the subject and often values the mere continuation of existence over its quality, Robertson argues that the active and intentional consideration of death is neither morbid nor frivolous, but instead essential to our ability to fully value life. How to Die is both an absorbing excursion through some of Western literature's most compelling works on the subject of death as well as an anecdote-driven argument for cultivating a better understanding of death in the belief that, if we do, we'll know more about what it means to live a meaningful life.



Author: Ray Robertson
Publisher: Biblioasis
Published: 05/12/2020
Pages: 200
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.40lbs
Size: 7.50h x 5.10w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781771960946

About the Author

Ray Robertson is the author of eight novels and three works of non-fiction. His work has been translated into several languages. Born and raised in Chatham, Ontario, he lives in Toronto.

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