Living for ever

Mary Renault

  • The Cult of the Immortal by Ange-Pierre Leca
    Souvenir, 304 pp, £8.95, July 1980, ISBN 0 285 62393 1

‘But man is a Noble Animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave, solemnising Nativities and Deaths with equal lustre, nor omitting ceremonies of bravery in the infamy of his nature.’ Thus the good Sir Thomas Browne, meditating on urns, and on mankind’s dealings with the last mystery.

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