This book by Norbert Elias (1897-1990)--who was
one of the thinkers associated with the so-called Frankfurt School of social
philosophers--addresses the issues of death and dying in a unique and personal
way. It is a groundbreaking study, profound, scholarly, and deeply humane. Elias
brings forth one of the greatest problems confronting people of all ages in
today's hyper-developed Western societies: although people die more hygienically
than ever before, they also remain in almost complete emotional isolation.
Quelle: Philosopher's Index (WEBSPIRS)