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excerpt   Get a quintessentially Tolstoyan view on death in this excerpt from The Death of Ivan Ilyich.  
 
short story   Barry Yourgrau contributes two delightfully whimsical short stories, "Executrix" and "On the Flood."  
 
poem   Two short poems musing on death, by one of our favorite poets: Emily Dickinson.  
 
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