Posts tagged "colin dickey"
Pet Cemetery

Pet Cemetery

As earlier memorials to bears and whales suggest, capitalism doesn’t diminish our need for ritual—it heightens it.
What I'm Reading

What I’m Reading

Good reads pulled from The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Nation, The Paris Review, The Revealer and elsewhere.
Unfit for Heaven and Earth

Unfit for Heaven and Earth

By Ed Simon A review of Afterlives of Saints, in which author Colin Dickey examines that borderland where saints and sinners alone exist, oftentimes within the same person.
Saint George, the Monstrous Saint

Saint George, the Monstrous Saint

An excerpt from Afterlives of the Saints: Stories from the Ends of Faith (Unbridled Books, 228 pp.) by Colin Dickey. Much of the actual life of George is lost to history, if he was in fact a real person.

Cities and the Dead

Colin Dickey writes about cities and the dead for Lapham's Quarterly.  From "Necropolis":
Throughout early Christendom, bishops consolidated power around the tomb. The cemetery where St. Peter was buried was well outside of Rome’s city walls in a distant plot of land named Vatican Hill. But it was here, not in the city itself, that...