Unhurried Thoughts At My Funeral

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Unhurried Thoughts At My Funeral
Publish: 2005
Publisher: Horizon Books
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9810523068
Language: English

Unhurried Thoughts At My Funeral

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4.5 rating
Synopsis:

The author potrays herself as dead and lying in her coffin. During the 3 days before final consignment to dust and oblivion, as friends, relatives, ex-colleagues, fans, lovers and total strangers come to pay their respects, she indulges for the last time, her love of story-telling. Around each visitor she weaves a dazzling tale with her usual exuberant wit, comic brio and warm empathy. But the tales are more than just that. They are triggering points for what is the central concern of this book-the exploration of those achingly urgent human questions that everyone asks at some time or other in his or her life: Who are we? Where did we come from? What is the purpose of life? What happens after death? Why are we here at all? What is our conception of God in an age of undisputed scientific power? How should we view good and evil, pain and suffering? Is there such a thing as Ultimate truth? What does it mean to be human?

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Catherine Lim Poh Imm (b. 21 March 1942, Penang, Malaysia–) is the doyenne of Singapore stories. Lim is an accomplished and critically acclaimed author who has published a dozen collections of short stories, five novels, two volumes of poems and even a play.

She began as a teacher, then was a project director with the Ministry of Education, became a specialist lecturer with the Regional Language Centre (RELC), and finally became a full-time writer in 1992. She has won national and regional book prizes for her literary contributions. Her works are studied in local and foreign schools and universities, and have been published in various languages in several countries.

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