The Dead Toreador, by Édouard Manet, c. 1864. National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

The Dead Toreador, by Édouard Manet, c. 1864. National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Death

Volume VI, Number 4 | fall 2013

Miscellany

Sherwood Anderson died in 1941 of peritonitis, having swallowed a toothpick at a party. He was sixty-four. Tennessee Williams choked to death on a plastic eye-drop cap at a hotel in 1983. He was seventy-one.

Epitaph, n. An inscription on a tomb, showing that virtues acquired by death have a retroactive effect.

- Ambrose Bierce, 1906

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Lewis Lapham talks to Michael Kazin, author of War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918. More