I don’t really give a flying fuck about them but I gotta say this. Every Time some kept asking Jeremy why he liked Stephanie he just kept saying because she was insecure. That right there are the words of a user and the fact that Stephanie is so insecure she’s gonna fall for his bullshit and I kind of feel bad for her…
P.s her zayn story sounded fake as fuck. Was it just me?
Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography by Douglas Keister
Wow! This book is a great introduction to cemetery symbolism. At the beginning of the book it includes an entire chapter on various styles of architecture and how to identify them too; this was a particularly nice touch.
This book covers a wide variety of symbols and their meanings, and also explores the seemingly endless myriad of acronyms one can find on gravestones. Very useful. This book also includes lots of full-colour photos.
Unfortunately, the book is United States-centric, so don’t expect too much of an exploration of the intricacies of different kinds of cemeteries and graveyards in European countries. For what it is though, the book is pretty useful. And it does include information on a few specific celebrity graves, some of which are outside of the US (such as Oscar Wilde’s grave.)
There is also a gallery section at the very end that covers some graves of relatively famous people; however, this “gallery” fails to identify whose the graves actually are, only giving unhelpful captions such as “political thinker” (for a photo of Karl Marx’s grave where it’s hard to read the name), and “sculptor” (for Constantin Brancusi, where the name is in no way visible.) These are only two examples; the gallery was really maddening to look through because of the lack of information.
I do have to say that sometimes the author’s chapter introductions, as well as some of the individual symbol explanations, read a little like the work of a first-year composition student; wide generalisations, and some overly long religious quotes are sometimes used in place of any actual content or explanation. Overall though, the author’s voice is very strong and enjoyable.
9/10 A great introduction to cemetery symbolism and iconography! Could be better in a few specific points, but a great starting point.
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