By Ellis Peters
Unique book: 1965
When an outdated grave finds our bodies, neither of which belong to the fellow named at the tombstone, Detective Inspector George Felse is once more referred to as upon to enquire
whereas on a beach holiday in Cornwall together with his son, Dominic, Detective Inspector George Felse can’t support yet examine a depressing secret of smuggling, lacking our bodies, and murder.
Jan Treverra was once a mythical Cornish poet and smuggler who died centuries in the past. but if neighborhood pupil Simon Towne arranges to open Treverra’s grave looking for his long-lost literary legacy, the tomb yields lifeless our bodies . . . and neither one is the physique of Jan Treverra. during this derelict beach graveyard, Felse uncovers a path of violence in Maymouth’s historical past that casts shadows centuries long. . . .
A great Derangement of Epitaphs is the 4th e-book within the Felse Investigations, yet you could get pleasure from analyzing the sequence in any order.
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Death’s triumph does not simply gesture toward absurdity. It also means, just as essentially, that I, while living, deal more with the deaths of others than I do with my own—not simply in the sense that I am afflicted by their death, but in the sense that their death turns me into the custodian [gardien] of their past life. Death, to the extent that it is the annihilation of my possibilities, positions my being as in-itself [est position de mon être comme en-soi]. My life, as it ceases to be “its own suspense”14 [sursis, postponement or stay of execution], exists no longer except in the memory of others.
Nor does it exclude an “authentic Being-towarddeath,” though it might radically transform its meaning. Nevertheless, this “being-against-death” could well open up the possibility for a very different kind of politics—a politics freed from the sacrificial. But Heidegger’s cursory allusion to the camaraderie of the trenches, by way of his commentary on Hölderlin, is silent on such a possibility. It may also be what is lacking in his analysis of Being-toward-death in Being and Time, and it is perhaps because of that lack that Heidegger’s analysis, with untold results, forecloses the political.
The question whether death can be “recovered [recupéré] by freedom”2 makes an appearance in nearly all the theatrical works that Sartre wrote in the following decade, beginning with The Flies, The Victors, Dirty Hands, and of course No Exit. Indeed, a close reading of these plays reveals that each presents, successively, a mise-en-scène of an argument that Sartre developed in Being and Nothingness in critical engagement with Heidegger’s analysis of Being-toward-death. Nevertheless, these plays cannot simply be reduced to such arguments.
A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs (Felse, Book 4) by Ellis Peters