Afterlives of the Saints

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Afterlives of the Saints

Stories from the Ends of Faith

By Colin Dickey

Unbridled Books, Hardcover, 9781609530723, 236pp.

Publication Date: June 12, 2012

Description

Afterlives of the Saints is a woven gathering of groundbreaking essays that move through Renaissance anatomy and the Sistine Chapel, Borges’ "Library of Babel," the history of spontaneous human combustion, the dangers of masturbation, the pleasures of castration, and so forth” each essay focusing on the story of a particular (and particularly strange) saint.