Kim Corbin
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Words at the Threshold, With Lisa Smartt
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Throughout the past five years, in the first study of its kind, linguist Lisa Smartt has collected more than 1,500 accounts of final words from those who were a few hours to a few weeks from dying. In this expansive conversation, she decodes the symbolism of those last words, showing how the language of the dying points the way to a transcendent world beyond our own. Lisa is the author of Words at the Threshold: What We Say as We’re Nearing Death.