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Death and the AuthorHow D. H. Lawrence Died, and Was Remembered$
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David Ellis

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199546657

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546657.001.0001

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Death and the Author
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David Ellis

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546657.003.0019

This chapter discusses obituaries. An obituary is a death notice and publication that gives an account of the life of someone considered significant who has recently died. Most obituaries written before the twentieth century were composed in the spirit of the Latin tag De mortuis nil nisi bonum, which can be loosely and colloquially translated as: only speak of the dead if you have something good to say.

Keywords:   obituaries, death, Latin tag, death notice, publication

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