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DEADLINES: A Rhapsody on a Theme of Famous and Infamous Last Words

"DEADLINES comes as a surprise....superb: a new genre, in fact, combining the pleasures of list-making with that of last-minute eaves-dropping." --Alberto Manguel

"In the manner of Rilke, Cousineau's poem, Deadlines, plumbs verbal depths for the magic of words to heal the heart." --Jung Institute Journal

"A hauntingly beautiful book that escapes all the categories; a prayer binding together the life and death of a father and son; a fascinating study that suggests the last words of famous men and women may provide us with a radar image of the mysterious kingdom of death; an invitation into the resurrection of language, story poetry. It will live in and refresh your imagination." --Sam Keen

"A young man teaches us old men how to die; a genius talks of death as if he had been there; a wise man strips sentimentality from our age; a rare insight bares things we rarely talk about; a penetrating intellect speaks gently. Read these and many things from Phil Cousineau's DEADLINES and be touched to the core. A masterpiece." --Robert A. Johnson

Winner of the Fallot Literary Award from the National Association of Independent Publishers

Woodcut illustration by Robin Eschner, from DEADLINES.