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The Resource The dead beat : lost souls, lucky stiffs, and the perverse pleasures of obituaries, Marilyn Johnson

The dead beat : lost souls, lucky stiffs, and the perverse pleasures of obituaries, Marilyn Johnson

Label
The dead beat : lost souls, lucky stiffs, and the perverse pleasures of obituaries
Title
The dead beat
Title remainder
lost souls, lucky stiffs, and the perverse pleasures of obituaries
Statement of responsibility
Marilyn Johnson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Obituaries are history as it is happening. Whose time am I living in? Was he a success or a failure, lucky or doomed, older than I am or younger? Did she know how to live? Where else can you celebrate the life of the pharmacist who moonlighted as a spy, the genius behind Sea Monkeys, the school lunch lady who spent her evenings as a ballroom hostess? No wonder so many readers skip the news and the sports and go directly to the obituary page. This book is the story of how these stories get told. Enthralled by the fascinating lives that were marching out of this world, Marilyn Johnson tumbled into the obits page to find out what made it so lively. She sought out the best obits in the English language and chased the people who spent their lives writing about the dead.--From publisher description
Summary
A wry study of the cult and culture of the obituary assesses what our fascination with these unique human-interest stories reveals about our feelings about death, offering a survey of the obituary in all its diversity
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
209559
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Marilyn
Dewey number
070.4/4992
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN4784.O22
LC item number
J65 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Obituaries
Target audience
adult
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lost souls, lucky stiffs, and the perverse pleasures of obituaries
Label
The dead beat : lost souls, lucky stiffs, and the perverse pleasures of obituaries, Marilyn Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-239)
Control code
ocm61704809
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 244 p.
Isbn
9780060758752
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2005052817
Other control number
9780060758752
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The dead beat : lost souls, lucky stiffs, and the perverse pleasures of obituaries, Marilyn Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-239)
Control code
ocm61704809
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 244 p.
Isbn
9780060758752
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2005052817
Other control number
9780060758752
Other physical details
ill.

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