In the tradition of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, this book is an extraordinarily humane and lyrical look at the vigil over the dying. Despite the long cultural traditions and profound psychological benefits of the deathwatch, the institutions of modern life have intruded in this essential practice. Through literature, philosophy, history and autobiography, the author delicately probes the taboos around discussions of death.

Fragments Deathwatch C 1998, Beacon Press (MA), Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780807041185