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Gone Home (Gravestone Art) by: Jack & Olivia Solomon
Gone Home (Gravestone Art) by: Jack & Olivia Solomon
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Gone Home: Southern Folk Gravestone Art by: Jack & Olivia Solomon
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Author: Jack & Olivia Solomon
Binding: Soft Cover
Copyright: 2004
Pages: 136
Size: 7 x 10 in

Product Code: SO-ING-2004-1588381161-WH2

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Four decades ago, folklorists Jack and Olivia Solomon began documenting Southern cemeteries, recording the names, lives and epitaphs of thousands of the deceased. The volume they now share with us is not a Book of the Dead, but a Book of Life. In these pages are recorded the sorrow for a lost child, the anger over the murder of a brother, the strengths of an admired civic leader, the life of a beloved preacher, the character of a stalwart soldier, as well as the grief for a mother, a father, a son, a daughter, a wife, a husband. Many of these epitaphs console and give promise of a "better home over yonder." Others remind one of the shortness of life and the surety of death. As in life, there is wit--the humor of a wife who reminds her spouse, "I told you I was sick!"--and profundity--the laconic remark, "She hath done what she could." The book also discusses historical precedents for epitaphs, different types of epitaphs, gravestone writings as folk literature, gravestones as architecture/sculpture, and the lettering of epitaphs.


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