'Writers On… Death' illustrates the ability of this most universal (and least understood) subject to produce some of literature's most moving and profound work. It encompasses inspirational poems about death, quotes about death, extracts from private diaries and classic literary scenes, and contains some of history's most touching, consoling and inspiring meditations on fatality. Moving between a fear of death, love and death, coming to terms with grief, loss, remembrance and suicide – 'Writers on Death' demonstrates that death is not about death at all, it is about life. The 'Writers on…' series is a collection of extracts, anecdotes and occasional philosophical musings from the world's most well known authors. This book of quotes, inspirational poems, letters, and quips, celebrates writers who have an individual, creative outlook on the world; on subjects from 'drink' to 'death', and 'love' to 'libraries'. Starting with ancient civilisations and moving towards the present day, this anthology of intellectual, inspirational and often funny quotes, provides a fascinating insight into a vast array of topics.