The Presence Of Death (Podcast)

We explore the theme of the presence of death through two movies: “Biutiful” (2010) and “Amour” (2012). We also discuss Polydore Vergil’s comments on the burial customs of various peoples, as I outlined in my article of December 6 here at Fortress of the Mind.

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Polydore Vergil’s Comments On Death And Burial Customs

The charm of old books often lies in their inaccuracies, errors, and absurdities.  It is not a requirement of entertainment that everything must be factual.  It is a pleasant thing to be reminded every now and then of our humanity; and nothing is more human than error.  Only by seeing how far knowledge has advanced through the centuries can we appreciate the achievements of those who came before us.

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