Note: this bibliography is very much in progress. If you have suggestions please send them to me together with a sentence or two as why the reference is important. The intention is to eventually have a succinct, annotated bibliography which is relevant to the theme.


Blanchot, Maurice. Death Sentence (L'arret de mort).

Queneau, Raymond. Exercises in Style. 1947.

Rilke, Rainer Maria. Sonnets to Orpheus. 1922.


  • Quantum Physics -- M.W.I.

    Deutsch, David. The Fabric of Reality: The Science of Parallel Universes-And Its Implications. 1997.

    Price, Michael Clive. The Many Worlds (Everett) Interpretation FAQ. 1995. (online)

    Tipler, Frank. The Physics of Immortality. 1994.

    Wolf, Fred Alan. Taking the Quantum Leap: The New Physics for Nonscientists. 1981.

    Wolf, Fred Alan. Parallel Universes: The Search for Other Worlds. 1989.

  • Sensory Deprivation

    Hutchinson, Michael. The Book of Floating: Exploring the Private Sea.

    Lilly, John Cunningham. The Deep Self: Profound Relaxation and the Tank Isolation Technique. 1977.

    Lilly, John Cunningham. The Scientist: A Metaphysical Autobiography. 1988.

    Lilly, John Cunningham & Gold, E. J. Tanks for the Memories: Floatation Tank Talks.

  • Miscellaneous

    Jansen, Karl. Ketamine: Dreams and Realities. 2001.

    Nuland, Sherwin. How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter. 1993.

    Rinbochay, Lati & Hopkins, Jeffrey. Death, Intermediate State and Rebirth in Tibetan Buddhism. 1979.

    Shah, Idries. Learning How to Learn. 1978.


    Blanchot, Maurice. The Writing of the Disaster.

    Heathfield, Adrian. Facing the Other: The Performance Encounter and Death.

    Toufic, Jalal. (Vampires): An Uneasy Essay on the Undead in Film. 1993.

    Toufic, Jalal. Over-Sensitivity. 1996.

    Toufic, Jalal. Forthcoming. 2000.


    Brook, Peter. The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade (Marat/Sade). 1966.


    Balanchine, George. Orpheus. 1948.

    De Mille, Agnes. Fall River Legend. 1948.

    Kelly, Gene. An American in Paris. 1951.

    Saura, Carlos. Blood Wedding. 1981.


    Camus, Marcel. Black Orpheus. 1958.

    Cocteau, Jean. The Blood of a Poet (Le Sang d'un Poete). 1930.

    Cocteau, Jean. Orpheus (Orphée). 1949.

    Cocteau, Jean. Testament of Orpheus (Le Testament d'Orphée). 1960.

    Lumet, Sidney. The Fugitive Kind. 1960. (Screenplay by Tennessee Williams -- Orpheus Descending)

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