Last Meals: why mark the end of a life with the stuff that fuels it? | Curio

Last Meals: why mark the end of a life with the stuff that fuels it?

28 mins | May 28, 2017

Brent Cunningham writing in Lapham’s Quarterly provides us a fascinating insight into the tradition of the last meal that is offered to a condemned prisoner before his execution. And while doing so, he provides us with a little nugget of information about the Japanese system of execution.

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From Lapham's Quarterly