1 ALLEN, T.G., The Egyptian Book of the Dead Documents in the Oriental Institute of the Book of the Dead, 3 Bde., London ; Nachdruck New York ). BABËL Halloween presents Book of The Dead. Neues Konto erstellen. Mehr von BABEL - New York auf Facebook anzeigen. Anmelden. Konto vergessen?. T H E O R I E N TA L I N S T I T U T E lasollinolja.se BOOK OF THE DEAD 1 The New York Times Book of the Dead: Print and 10, Das.
They rose above their competition, their fellow deceased. They were judged as simply having a greater claim on our attention than others, even if by a hair.
The choosing is a necessary practicality: Even the most conscientious news organization has only so many hands and so much time in the day to produce these short-form biographies.
And a book like this has only so many pages in which to accommodate them. Reasonable arguments are routinely made for many accomplished candidates who nevertheless fail to make the cut in the newspaper, just as sound cases could be made for the hundreds of history shapers who are not accounted for in these pages.
But the inn has only so many rooms. Many worthy subjects had to be turned away, often reluctantly. And, for production reasons, none who died after June 1, , could be included.
Like the daily obituary page, this book is a mirror on the past—a wide rearview mirror. A lone obituary tells a life story, but when gathered with others on a broadsheet page or in a bound volume, they may collectively reflect the society that shepherded those lives to the forefront in the first place.
One will notice that most of the people who appear in these pages are white and male. But the bias is undeniable, and it, too, is historical: It reflects the prejudices and injustices of an earlier era.
To single out the movers and shakers of history—Western history in any case—one must inevitably draw from those who controlled the levers of power, and that group, as we know, was composed mostly of white men.
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NYT's Book of the Dead is a compilation of the obituaries of famous people going all the way back to the late great Abe Lincoln.
I hope The Times will put out a similar book with obituaries of fascinating non famous people. Who should read this?
Morbid weirdo's like me. Jan 14, Danielle DuPuis rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lots of great take-aways from this and it's a great book to keep on hand for reference if you are into famous people - especially famous dead people.
It's kind of crazy to think that when we die, we get a mere page less for us common folk to explain what it took an entire life-time to accomplish.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes from the book. I won't bore you with my thoughts because I have MANY but I loved reading this book but it definitely required a commitment.
Katharine Graham American Journalist once said, "The only thing I think any of us want, is to last as long as we're any good. Young poets forget that poetry must include the mind as well as the emotions.
Too many poets delude themselves by thinking the mind is dangerous and must be left out. Well, the mind is dangerous and must be left in. Listening for them is something more acute than listening to them.
I suppose it's an early form of participation in what goes on. Listening children know stories are there. When their elders sit and begin, children are just waiting and hoping for one to come out, like a mouse from its hole.
Barnum - "The boy was early taught that if he would succeed in the world, he must work hard. When he was only six years of age he drove cows to and from pasture, weeded the kitchen garden at the back of the humble house in which he was born, and as he grew older rode the plow horse, and whenever he had an opportunity attended school.
Must be wonderful, like a long sleep. But let's face it: Oct 12, Jacky rated it it was amazing. I won a free copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway, but that had no influence on my review.
If you're into the occult or not, this is a very interesting book. This has printed obituaries in the book with over black and white photos and includes a USB web-key.
These are highly selected obituaries from The New York Times newspaper archives. This book contains some of the most important and influential people you can think of and if you can't find them in the book just check out the di I won a free copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway, but that had no influence on my review.
This book contains some of the most important and influential people you can think of and if you can't find them in the book just check out the digital files.
This book is huge, but easy to navigate. The chapters are broken down into categories of fame variety like Athletes, Scientists, Leaders, etc This would make a wonderful gift for anyone who loves history or is even a little more into the darker morbid side of life and especially the more difficult person to buy for.