Enright, D. J., ed. The Oxford Book of Death, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1983, 351 p.
Offers literary selections from throughout history on the subject of death.
Ackerman, R. D. "Death and Fiction: Stevens' Mother of Beauty." ELH 50, No. 2 (Summer 1983): 410-14.
Studies the figure of the Mother of Beauty in Wallace Stevens's writing as a symbolic construct that encompasses the ideas of "natural decay and procreative renewal."
Barreca, Regina, ed. Sex and Death in Victorian Literature. London: Macmillan, 1990, 264 p.
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