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[Death Issue Extra!]

Works you may not read before you die, and what you’ll miss

Death in the Afternoon, Ernest Hemingway (Bulls die.)

Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Gabriel Garcia Marquez (A man dies.)

The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Leo Tolstoy (Ivan dies.)

Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller (The salesman? Dies.)

Death Comes for the Archbishop, Willa Cather (Death takes its time, however: Bishop Latour dies in old age.)

The Trial and Death of Socrates, Plato (Socrates dies.)

Death on the Installment Plan, Louis-Ferdinand Celine (Wikipedia is maddeningly vague on the issue of actual death in this book.)

As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner (Addie Bundren dies; later, a San Diego Christian metalcore band names itself As I Lay Dying; Faulkner spins in grave.)

The Naked and the Dead, Norman Mailer (Soldiers die.)

A Death in the Family, James Agee (Someone in the family? That’s right, totally dies.)

Paper, Scissors, Death: A Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-N-Craft Mystery, Joanna Campbell Slan (Surely a hot-glue gun is wielded menacingly.)

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