Jill Lepore on When Life Begins and Ends In ‘The Mansions of Happiness’ - The Daily Beast: The Mansion of Happiness examines the stages of life from not cradle to grave but more like fetus to grave. We keep pushing back the point where life begins, a maneuver whose starting point she smartly pegs to Lennart Nilsson’s famous photographs of life in the womb that appeared in Life magazine in 1965. . . . Lepore approaches the territory between conception and death through a variety of inventively conceived portals.
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