Full of intelligent humour and deep insights, this book will engage and enlighten as it offers new perspectives on religion, militarism and the contradictions between human desires and actions. By drawing a connection between our unexamined fear of death and our unnecessary pursuit of war, Moats challenges readers to question whether humans are really violent warmongers by nature, or do we yearn to protect life? David J Moats' haunting and powerful illustrations will leave the issues burning in your mind. The book is introduced with a foreword by Howard Zinn, the renowned historian, activist, playwright and author of A People's History of the United States.
At once unsettling and comforting, tragic and comic, provocative and wise, The Letter from Death is an insightful examination of humanity that will give thoughtful readers a lot to think about.
About the author
Lillian Moats is a writer, artist and filmmaker living near Chicago. She earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Michigan and a Masters degree from the University of Wisconsin. She has won over 40 international film festival awards (including 6 Cine Gold Eagles) for the animated art films she has produced with her filmmaking partner, JP Somersaulter. Books by Lillian Moats include: The Gate of Dreams (a collection of original fairy tales); Legacy of Shadows and Speak, Hands (literary memoirs); and The Letter from Death (a work of political fiction with a foreword by historian/activist Howard Zinn); and Hope, a Myth Reawakened, a philosophical myth about the nature of hope in a fragile world.
In addition to his work in art and design, David J Moats has a doctorate in Sociology from Goldsmiths College, University of London.