Shuffling Off (with) Someone Else’s Mortal Coil: An Interview with Bess Lovejoy, author of Rest In Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses

Five times five years I lived a virgin’s life Nine times five years I lived a virtuous wife; Wearied of this mortal life, I rest. — Headstone inscription, Mrs. Eunice Page, 1888 (Mann 177)  Yorick, one of the better known characters in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, only ever appears on stage as a skull. Andre Tchaikovsky, having […]