BRLSI Literature and Humanities The Art of the Obituary

Date Description
19 January 2018

19th Janruary 2018

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Dr Ann Wroe
Historian and Obituaries Editor of The Economist

In recent years, British obituaries have almost become a branch of literature but how can a life be summed up in a thousand words? What makes one candidate rise above the rest? And how far can the writer trespass into the mind of someone else? Ann Wroe reveals the unexpected pleasures and perils of commemorating the dead.