The book of eulogies : a collection of memorial tributes, poetry, essays, and letters of condolence / edited with commentary by Phyllis Theroux
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400 pages ; 25 cm
Note
Includes index.
Contents
PT. 1: PUBLIC TREASURES. Chapter 1: The Creators. Johann Sebastian Bach / William F. Buckley -- Ludwig van Beethoven / Franz Grillparzer -- Charlotte Brontë / William Makepeace Thackeray -- Emily Dickinson / Susan Gilbert Dickinson -- Walt Whitman / Robert Green Ingersol -- Rupert Brooke / Sir Ian Hamilton -- Pierre-Auguste Renoir / Jean Renoir -- William Butler Yeats / Wystan Hugh Auden -- Flannery O'Connor / Thomas Merton -- Wystan Hugh Auden / Hannah Arendt -- John Hersey / Bernadine Connelly -- William Stafford / Kim R. Stafford -- Chapter 2: A Nation's Heroes and Martyrs. Jeanne d'Arc / Jules Michelet -- Ulysses S. Grant / Rev. Henry Ward Beecher -- Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa / Patrick Henry Pearse -- Lawrence of Arabia / Sir Winston Churchill -- Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi / Jawaharlal Nehru -- Astronauts Virgil Grissom, Edward White, and Roger Chaffee / Eric Sevareid -- Yitzhak Rabin / Noa Ben-Artzi Philosof -- Chapter 3: Public Servants. George Washington / Thomas Jefferson -- Thomas Jefferson / Nicholas Biddle -- Abraham Lincoln / Carl Sandburg -- John Fitzgerald Kennedy / Sean Quinlan -- Adlai Ewing Stevenson / Richard N. Goodwin -- Sen. Hubert Horatio Humphrey / Eugene J. McCarthy -- Chapter 4: Reformers and Renegades. Henry David Thoreau / Ralph Waldo Emerson -- John Peter Altgeld / Clarence S. Darrow -- Eugene Victor Debs / Heywood Campbell Broun -- Jane Addams / Christian Century editorial staff -- Eleanor Roosevelt / Adlai Ewing Stevenson -- John XXIII / Leon Joseph Cardinal Suenens -- Martin Buber / New York Times editorial staff -- Robert F. Kennedy / David Murray -- Bishop James Albert Pike / William Stringfellow -- Dorothy Day / Jim Forest -- Cesar Estrada Chavez / Peter Matthiessen -- Jessica Mitford / Molly Ivins -- Chapter 5: Warriors in the African-American Story. Daniel Webster / Rev. Theodore Parker -- John Brown / John H. Finley -- Abraham Lincoln / Frederick Douglass -- Charles Sumner / Joseph H. Rainey -- Burghardt Du Bois / W. E. B. Du Bois -- The martyred children of Birmingham / Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King -- James Chaney / Fannie Lee Chaney -- Malcolm X / Ossie Davis -- Rev. James J. Reeb / Robert A. Reed -- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King / Robert F. Kennedy -- Vernon E. Jordan Sr. / Vernon E. Jordan Jr. -- James Baldwin / William Styron -- Arthur Robert Ashe / New York Times editorial staff -- Marian Anderson / New York Times editorial staff -- Chapter 6: A Nation's Dead. Pericles' funeral oration -- Lincoln's Gettysburg Address -- Memorial tablet / Kemal Pasha Atatürk -- A valedictory to the unknown soldiers of World War II / James O'Neill Jr. -- Days of remembrance / Elie Wiesel -- Chapter 7: The Eulogy as Social Commentary. Queen Anne of England / Sarah, Duchess of Malboro -- Voltaire / Victor Hugo -- Rev. Henry Ward Beecher / Sinclair Lewis -- William Jennings Bryan / H. L. Mencken -- Madezhda Mandelstam / Joseph Brodsky -- Marilyn Monroe / Diana Trilling -- Chapter 8: Death Be Not Solemn. Riley Grannan / William Herman Knickerbocker -- Ambrose Bierce / Florence King -- Minnie Marx / Alexander Woollcott -- Sister Beatrice of Jesus, OCD / Sister Robin Stratton, OCD --
PT. 2: PRIVATE LIVES. Chapter 9: Parents. Laurie Lee on his mother, Annie Lee -- Richard Selzer on his mother, Gertrude Selzer -- Betsy McCully Cooper on her mother, Eloise McCully Simmons -- Charles Trueheart on his father, Jerome Saltz -- Julie Jouston on her mother, Rutheda Hunt d'Alton -- Marie Harris on her mother, Marie Murray Harris -- A eulogy to my unknown father / Rosa Ordaz -- Catharine A. MacKinnon on her father, George E. MacKinnon -- David R. Cook on his mother, Nelle Reed Cook -- Chapter 10: Children. Susy Clemens / Mark Twain -- Mary White / William Allen White -- Peter Benjamin Weisman / Mary-Lou Weisman -- John Conrad Jr. / John Conrad Sr. -- Chapter 11: Brothers and Others. Clark Ingersoll / Robert Green Ingersoll -- Alice Lee Roosevelt / Theodore Roosevelt -- Amy Catherine Wells / H. G. Wells -- Kitty O'Donnell Quindlen / Anna Quindlen -- Roberta Marget Schultz / Madeline Marget -- Francis Xavier Gallagher / Father Joseph Gallagher -- Chapter 12: Such Good Friends. James Ferrier / Robert Louis Stevenson -- Mark Twain / Hellen Keller -- Maj. Robert Gregory / William Butler Yeats -- Anne Sullivan Macy / Alexander Woollcott -- Edward F. Ricketts / John Steinbeck -- James Agee / John Huston -- H. L. Mencken / William Manchester -- Nance MacDonald / Mary McGrory -- Lewis B. Puller Jr. / Sen. Bob Kerrey -- Elizabeth Lyngdoh / Albert Pingree -- Chapter 13: Animal Loves. Old Drum / George Graham Vest -- Calvin / Charles Dudley Warner -- Daisy / E. B. White -- Coco / Vineyard Gazette editorial staff --
PT. 3: WORDS OF CONSOLATION. Chapter 14: What Death Means. Buddha -- Plato -- Sir Francis Bacon -- Henry David Thoreau -- Kahlil Gibran -- Henry Scott Holland -- Rev. Henry Van Dyke -- Thornton Wilder -- Helen Keller -- Florida Scott-Maxwell -- Chapter 15. Grief Defined. On sorrow / Henry James -- On overcoming suffering / Katherine Mansfield -- The living are defined by whom they have lost / Anna Quindlen -- Grief / Julius Lester -- Mothers who have lost a child / Erma Bombeck -- Alex's death / Rev. William Sloane Coffin -- Chapter 16: Letters of Condolence. Dr. Samuel Johnson -- Benjamin Franklin -- William Blake -- James Russell Lowell -- Emily Dickinson -- Abraham Lincoln -- Robert Louis Stevenson -- Ambrose Bierce -- William Dean Howells -- Sir Walter Raleigh -- George Bernard Shaw -- T. E. Shaw (Lawrence of Arabia) -- George Santayana -- F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Albert Einstein -- Ernest Hemingway -- Thornton Wilder -- Rabbi Schlager -- Henry Miller -- William Maxwell -- The Connell family -- Robert Williams -- Katherine Sprinkel -- Chapter 17: Poetry. After Great Pain, a Formal Feeling Comes / Emily Dickinson -- Musée des Beaux Arts / Wystan Hugh Auden -- Dirge Without Music / Edna St. Vincent Millay -- from Anthony and Cleopatra / William Shakespeare -- On My First Sonne / Ben Jonson -- Epitaph on Elizabeth L. H. / Ben Jonson -- She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways / William Wordsworth -- Break, Break, Break / Alfred, Lord Tennyson -- Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night / Dylan Thomas -- My Grandmother in the Stars / Naomi Shihab Nye -- Catulluus' Ode to His Brother -- Sweet Brother, If I Do Not Sleep / Thomas Merson -- To the Memory of Arthur Greeves / C. S. Lewis -- We'll Go No More A-Roving / George Gordon Lord Byron -- The Soldier / Rupert Brooke -- Of All This Numerous Progeny / John Dryden -- I Think Continually of Those Who Were Truly Great / Sir Stephen Spender -- Death, Be Not Proud / John Donne -- Be Ahead of All Parting / Rainer Marie Rilke -- You Will Never Be Alone / William Stafford -- Flesh of My Flesh / Barbara Boggs Sigmund -- from Song of Myself / Walt Whitman -- Don't Grieve / Rumi -- from A Dialogue of Self and Soul / William Butler Yeats -- God's Grandeur / Gerard Manley Hopkins -- from Vacillation / William Butler Yeats.
Summary
"Ranging from Thomas Jefferson's magisterial eulogy for George Washington to Anna Quindlen's affectionate memorial for her grandmother; Helen Keller's words about her dear friend Mark Twain to Adlai Stevenson's about Eleanor Roosevelt", and more.
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Theroux, Phyllis.
ISBN
0684822512
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