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By Christopher Partridge

The facts of loss of life and demise has been faraway from the typical lives of such a lot Westerners. but we consistently reside with the notice of our vulnerability as mortals. Drawing on a number genres, bands and artists, Mortality and Music examines the ways that well known tune has spoke back to our knowledge of the inevitability of dying and the nervousness it will possibly evoke. Exploring bereavement, melancholy, suicide, violence, gore, and enthusiasts' responses to the deaths of musicians, it argues for the social and cultural importance of renowned music's therapy of mortality and the obvious absurdity of existence.

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