Afterlives of the Saints
Stories from the Ends of Faith
By Colin Dickey
(Unbridled Books, Hardcover, 9781609530723, 236pp.)
Publication Date: June 2012
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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.