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A Gift For Dying

Author : M. J. Arlidge
ISBN : 9781405932493
Genre : Fiction
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From The Sunday Times bestselling author of the Helen Grace series comes the gripping new thriller perfect for fans of James Patterson, Angela Marsons and Karin Slaughter. 'Strikingly well-told, and with a compelling central character' Daily Mail With just one look, she knows how and when you will die . . . Nothing surprises Adam Brandt anymore. As a forensic psychologist, he's seen and heard everything. That is, until he meets Kassie. Because she claims to have a terrible gift - with one look into your eyes, she can see when and how you will die. Adam doesn't believe her, obviously. But then a serial killer starts wreaking havoc across the city, and only Kassie seems to know where he'll strike next. Against all his intuition, Adam starts to believe her. He just doesn't realise how dangerous this trust might be . . . Praise for M. J. Arlidge: 'Praise-turningly chilling' The Times 'Taut, fast-paced, truly excellent' Sun 'A fast-paced, twisting thriller' Huffington Post 'Amazing' Richard Madeley

The Gift Of Death

Author : Jacques Derrida
ISBN : 0226143066
Genre : Philosophy
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In The Gift of Death, Jacques Derrida's most sustained consideration of religion to date, he continues to explore questions introduced in Given Time about the limits of the rational and responsible that one reaches in granting or accepting death, whether by sacrifice, murder, execution, or suicide. Derrida analyzes Patocka's Heretical Essays on the History of Philosophy and develops and compares his ideas to the works of Heidegger, Levinas, and Kierkegaard. A major work, The Gift of Death resonates with much of Derrida's earlier writing and will be of interest to scholars in anthropology, philosophy, and literary criticism, along with scholars of ethics and religion. "The Gift of Death is Derrida's long-awaited deconstruction of the foundations of the project of a philosophical ethics, and it will long be regarded as one of the most significant of his many writings."—Choice "An important contribution to the critical study of ethics that commends itself to philosophers, social scientists, scholars of relgion . . . [and those] made curious by the controversy that so often attends Derrida."—Booklist "Derrida stares death in the face in this dense but rewarding inquiry. . . . Provocative."—Publishers Weekly

The Gift Of Death

Author : André Picard
ISBN : 0002554151
Genre : Political Science
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Few Canadians know of "Mr. L", an auto worker' in Ontario who gave "the gift of life" in 1984 as part of a company blood donor drive. Many more will remember Kenneth Pittman, a 53-year-old heart patient, who died after being infected with AIDS -- from Mr. L's blood. They will also remember Mr. Pittman's wife, Rochelle, who contracted the virus from her husband because his doctor decided not to inform them of Mr. Pittman's fatal disease. This tragic story is a microcosm of Canada's blood scandal, says award-winning investigative journalist Andre Picard. For over a decade, bureaucratic dithering, profits-over-protection responses, a paternalistic medical establishment, and uninformed victims combined to create the worst health-care disaster in Canadian history. More than 1,200 people have contracted AIDS from tainted blood -- and the dying continues. In a shocking expose that charts a course of disaster beginning with the first sign of HIV infection spreading to Canada, to the 1984 "Consensus Conference" where the federal government already knew that more than half of Canadian hemophiliacs were infected with HIV and the continuing Krever inquiry, Andre Picard has produced the definitive analysis of this complex tragedy. All of the players are here -- public health officials who refused to take the "homosexual plague" seriously; the Red Cross, which worried about bad publicity and the bottom line; the too-little-too-late government that offered inadequate compensation for victims; an arrogant medical establishment which sometimes took years to inform HIV patients of their' condition; and most of all, the victims, who are paying for this betrayal with their' lives. Andre Picard hasspent years investigating and unravelling the tainted blood scandal. His unparalleled knowledge of and accessibility to doctors, scientists, bureaucrats, and the victims and their families, make The Gift of Death a deeply human, moving, often frightening story that is superbly researched and far-reaching in its criticism. It calls for a serious re-evaluation of an outdated blood system to ensure that a similar tragedy never occurs.

The Gift And Its Paradoxes

Author : Dr Olli Pyyhtinen
ISBN : 9781409450979
Genre : Philosophy
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Bringing social theory and philosophy to bear on popular movies, novels, myths, and fairy tales, The Gift and its Paradoxes explores the ambiguity of the gift: it is at once both a relation and a thing, alienable and inalienable, present and poison. Challenging the nature of giving as reciprocal, the book engages critically with the work of Mauss and develops a new theory of the gift according to which the gift cannot be reduced to a model of exchange, but must instead entail a loss or sacrifice. Ultimately, the gift is examined in the book as the impossible occurrence of gratuitous giving.


Author : Hannelore Wass
ISBN : 1560322861
Genre : Psychology
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This work provides an up-to-date examination of the ways people face dying and bereavement. In this third edition previous chapters are throrughly revised, and new contributors expand areas that have changed significantly. Reflecting the field's complex interdisciplinary character, the chapters cover such diverse areas as psychology, nursing, medicine, AIDS, family studies, sociology, education, philosophy, law, religion, the humanities and political science, whilst highlighting thanatology's core psychological and therapeutic caregiving dimensions. First, the text offers broad examinations of death systems from the vantage points of various cultural, historical and disciplinary perspectives. The second section represents the core of the book, offering detailed surveys of the "data" of death, dying and bereavement as they relate to different phases of our encounter with death as an abstract possibility and concrete reality. Next are chapters addressing a cluster of death-related issues and challenges that confront us at both a societal and individual level - such as AIDS - and finally the volume closes with a few reflections on the complexity of contemporary thanatology, framing some issues and recommendations that deserve greater attention by scholars, researchers, policy makers and practitioners. Also included is a comprehensive resource bibliography on the topic. This text is intended to be of use as a resource for all those interested in reading about death studies, both professionals and students alike. t;P>Next are chapters addressing a cluster of death-related issues and challenges that confront us at both a societal and individual level - such as AIDS - and finally the volume closes with a few reflections on the complexity of contemporary thanatology, framing some issues and recommendations that deserve greater attention by scholars, researchers, policy makers and practitioners. Also included is a comprehensive resource bibliography on the topic. This text is intended to be of use as a resource for all those interested in reading about death studies, both professionals and students alike.

Reconciling Community And Subjective Life

Author : Magdalena Zolkos
ISBN : 9781441160508
Genre : Philosophy
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Our Greatest Gift

Author : Henri J. M. Nouwen
ISBN : 0061847267
Genre : Religion
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One of the best-loved spiritual writers of our time—an author ranked with C.S. Lewis and Thomas Merton—Henry J.M. Nowuen, takes a moving, personal look at human mortality in Our Greatest Gift. A meditation on dying and caring, Our Greatest Gift gently and eloquently reveals the gifts that the living and dying can give to one another. The beloved bestselling author of With Open Hands, The Wounded Healer, and Making All Things New shares his own experiences with aging, loss, grief, and fear in this important and life-altering work.

The Gothic And Death

Author : Carol Margaret Davison
ISBN : 9781526107916
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Gothic and death offers the first ever published study devoted to the subject of the Gothic and death across the centuries. It investigates how the multifarious strands of the Gothic and the concepts of death, dying, mourning and memorialisation ('the Death Question') - have intersected and been configured cross-culturally to diverse ends from the mid-eighteenth century to the present day. Drawing on recent scholarship in such fields as Gothic Studies, film theory, Women's and Gender Studies and Thanatology Studies, this interdisciplinary collection of fifteen essays by international scholars combines an attention to socio-historical and cultural contexts with a rigorous close reading of works, both classic and lesser known. This area of enquiry is considered by way of such popular and uncanny figures as corpses, ghosts, zombies and vampires, and across various cultural and literary forms such as Graveyard Poetry, Romantic poetry, Victorian literature, nineteenth-century Italian and Russian literature, Anglo-American film and television, contemporary Young Adult fiction and Bollywood film noir.

Hell For Those Dying To Get There

Author : Joy Rose
ISBN : 9781465326492
Genre : Religion
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WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO GO TO HELL, JUST TO BE WITH FRIENDS! Hell, really! If there is a hell, what is it like? Will man face a type of hell on earth? What are Satan and his demons doing? Is there a judgment coming for sins? Does God really care? What happens when you die? I hate this body, can I have a new one? My life is nothing but turmoil and anxiety, help! Man today is so involved with this world and all that is offers that they have no plans for a future eternal world. We must do this. We must go here or there. We must impress our neighbors. They have a new car, I must buy one. The next thing you know you are over budget and bankrupt. What have you gained? If only man could realize, that this world is not our home, we are just strangers passing through. We all must die sometime! We cannot take our material things with us in the coffin. What has it all been worth? We have made no plans for the here-after. Our focus has been on today and now. What a shame, man has missed all the rewards that could have been waiting for him in eternity! It is safe to assume that many will not accept the truths in the Word of God. However, this will not stop me from presenting them to you! So hold on to your hats, get ready, get set, start reading!

A Gift Of Love

Author : Linda Della Donna
ISBN : 9781480804005
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Like two chips in a cookie, Linda and Ed Sclier were rolling happily along in their marriage-only to have everything come undone when Ed was diagnosed with cancer. Less than a year later, he died, turning Linda's world upside down. In A Gift of Love, she narrates her grief journey, shares the highlights of the wonderful man she fell in love with and married, describes the love they shared, and tells about the woman she has become since her soul mate died. While tracing a golden thread of treasured memories, A Gift of Love shares the struggles of a dying man, his untimely death, and his widow's deepest sorrows. Telling the story of their lives and her sorrow with grace and honesty, Linda gives a step-by-step accounting of love, loss, and the celebration of her soul mate's end, while marking her new beginning. More than fulfilling the promise she made to her husband on his deathbed to write his story, this memoir teaches life's valuable lesson: when you lose a spouse, life goes on-and love does live forever. Most of all, it acts as a reminder that though life can change suddenly, each one of us possesses the power to decide to accept the unthinkable.

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