Sunday, 4 November 2012
Tips for Writing Success: Source Material (#2)
Swing Space, Class 103 (University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC), 30 October, approximately 10:45am.
Two students have just presented a critical response to Jessica Mitford's "Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain," a chapter from The American Way of Death. Amongst other topics, the essay explains in grisly detail the process of embalming.
"I'd never heard of embalming. I thought when you die they wipe your face a bit, put on some makeup, and then stick you in a coffin."