Posted October 31, 2017
External Article: Los Angeles Review of Books
Dina Khapaeva’s book “The Celebration of Death in Contemporary Culture” was the subject of the Los Angeles Review of Books, October 31, article, “Nightmare Consumption: On Diana Khapaeva’s “The Celebration of Death in Contemporary Culture.”” Khapaeva is a professor in the School of Modern Languages at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The School of Modern Languages is part of the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.
Dina Khapaeva has written a wonderfully interesting book about a subject most of us would rather not think about, much less devote years of our lives to studying: death. Hers is, fundamentally, an anti-death book. Wait, don’t stop reading — it’s not a live-forever diet, yoga, or genetic engineering manifesto. Rather, it’s an attempt to help us save ourselves from a new cultural cult of death. Khapaeva warns that our culture in general, and young people in particular, are succumbing to the temptation to dwell with death rather than in life.
For the full article, visit the Los Angeles Review of Books website.