Final Thoughts: Beginner's Guide to Death

Final Thoughts: Beginner's Guide to Death

by Mark Mathew Braunstein

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In a lively collection of fables, lyrics, humor, aphorisms, riddles, rhyme, and reason, FINAL THOUGHTS presents one mortal's quest to laugh at death. CONTENTS: Introduction; 01 – PARABLES and FABLES: About Paradoxes and Foibles; 02 – EPIGRAMS and EPITAPHS: As Life Is a Joke, so Death Is Its Laughter; 03 – REAL-LIFE DIALOGS with DEATH: Cryptic True Tales of the Crypt; 04 – The LOST ART of DYING: in Art as in Life (or is it the reverse?); 05 – PORTRAIT of the ARTIST as a YOUNG CORPSE: Story Without a Beginning or a Middle, Just an End; 06 – EULOGIES to TWO WHO DIED TOO SOON: To Two Not Forgotten; 07 – WALKING to OUR GRAVES: Walking in the March of Time; List of Illustrations

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780963566379
Publisher: Panacea Press
Publication date: 05/22/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 98
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Mark Mathew Braunstein is the author of four other propagandizing books that have exceeded their life expectancies by remaining in print even to this day. He also has scribed more than a hundred ephemeral articles in trashy consumerist magazines, most of which have since folded, and in obscure pedantic academic journals, all written with his intent to save the world, though now he is content to save both his breath and his ink. If he lives that long, he will die too soon. Until that inevitable end, as he believes neither in an afterlife nor in aftershave, he aspires to live out the rest of his earthly existence as a very hairy and very healthy corpse. Visit him at his gravesite or, if you cannot wait, at his website.www.MarkBraunstein.Org

Table of Contents

00 Introduction: To a Thanatology Anthology 11

01 Parables and Fables: About Paradoxes and Foibles 15

02 Epigrams and Epitaphs: As Life Is a Joke, so Death Is Its Laughter 27

03 Real-Life Dialogs with Death: Cryptic True Tales of the Crypt 37

04 The Lost Art of Dying: In Art as in Life (or is it the reverse?) 51

05 Portrait of the Artist as a Young Corpse: Story Without a Beginning or a Middle, Just an End 63

06 Eulogies to Two Who Died Too Soon: To Two Friends Not Forgotten 75

07 Walking to Our Graves: Walking in the March of Time 83

List of Illustrations 89

About the Author 95

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