This week in Lit Hub, Absentees: On Variously Missing Persons by Daniel Heller-Roazen was named a most anticipated book of 2021. Click here to learn more about the book. Click here to read the full list of book picks.
“At the starting place of Princeton professor Daniel Heller-Roazen’s book Absentees is a question: How does a person cease being a person in our society? His inquiry, ambitious and interdisciplinary, raises a number of issues in the fields of philosophy, law, and history; he delves into various categories of nonpersons, from the dead to those who are excluded, disenfranchised, and otherwise disappeared from the world.”