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Remembrances and Celebrations: A Book of Eulogies, Elegies, Letters, and Epitaphs

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This is a collection of powerful and inspirational responses to loss and to the age-old impulse to honor and memorialize the uniqueness of each human being.

For the bereaved, the ritual of delivering a eulogy can seem insurmountably difficult. Remembrances and Celebrations provides gentle guidance in this profoundly important task, with a wide range of examples of memorial
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published May 18th 1999 by Pantheon (first published 1999)
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I can't for the life of me remember why I put this book on hold at the library, but I have it now. At first I was reluctant to read Remembrances and Celebrations because I have so many other books piling up and the topic of death can be a bummer, but I am glad I cracked it open.

The first Eulogy for T.S. Eliot is fantastic and I can only hope someone will say such kind words about me when I die. Wallace Stegner's eulogy for his mother captures the way many people must feel after losing a parent,
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Wonderful, thoughtful book on the letters, eulogies and epitaphs of various figures throughout history, like W.H. Auden, Abraham Lincoln and Charlotte Brontë. I think it could've been great if they had a section dealing with today's funerals & memorial services and what to say, with condolence letters for religious/secular ceremonies and loved ones or associates. Good resource though.
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