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D.C. al Coda

  • Author(s): Hahn, Jonathan Philip
  • Advisor(s): Abani, Chris
  • et al.
Abstract

A man who is told he has three months to live continues to live his life as he had all along. When friends, family and colleagues finally learn about his condition, and the fact that he'd kept it to himself without telling them or changing his daily routine, they abandon him as a mentally ill pariah, an outcast lost in denial. Their exhortations that he finally live his life in the face of a death sentence, and his resistance to change, becomes a commentary on the ways in which we access our experience of living and dying, and the contemporary moment which defines them both.

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