Due nuovi libri si occupano di questo argomento, ancora tabù. Si tratta di Michael Kammen, Digging Up the Dead: A History of Notable American Reburials (University of Chicago Press) e David Shields and Bradford Morrow, eds., The Inevitable: Contemporary Writers Confront Death (Norton)."There are, in other words, two aspects to the phenomenon of death. On the one hand, there is death itself — immutable, the single certainty all of us face, unchanging as it has always been. On the other hand, though, is how we living face the death of others, which is constantly changing, composed of ritual, emotion, and something that each culture and each generation must define — and redefine — for itself". LAT.