The Contemporary Deathbed: The Ultimate Rush John Tercier

ISBN: 9781403946287

Published: July 22nd 2005

Hardcover

272 pages


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The Contemporary Deathbed: The Ultimate Rush  by  John Tercier

The Contemporary Deathbed: The Ultimate Rush by John Tercier
July 22nd 2005 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 272 pages | ISBN: 9781403946287 | 7.70 Mb

How do we picture ourselves dying? A death with dignity--the darkened room, and a few murmured farewells? Or in the lights-flashing, siren-wailing, chest-pumping maelstrom of the back of an ambulance hurtling towards an ER? Over the last decade,MoreHow do we picture ourselves dying?

A death with dignity--the darkened room, and a few murmured farewells? Or in the lights-flashing, siren-wailing, chest-pumping maelstrom of the back of an ambulance hurtling towards an ER? Over the last decade, the two most robust vehicles of popular culture: film and television, have opted for the latter scenario. This book examines the high-tech death of the twenty-first century as enacted in our hospitals and portrayed on our TV screens.



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