Suspended Animation: Six Essays on the Preservation of Bodily Parts


"Six beautifully wrought meditations on the art of embalming and related matters.... Dr. Gonzalez-Crussi's tone is measured, grave, and curiously formal ... [with] a mordant sense of humor ... and [a] courtliness and peculiar charm of his rococo style ... muscular dandyism as well as his sly and faintly risque humor...." "[He] is learned, compassionate, genuinely witty and, at the most unexpected moments, strangely moving.... His learning, his diligence, his lively curiosity, together make a formidable lens that he brings ...

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