necrophobia

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necrophobia

[‚nek·rə′fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
Abnormal dread of death and of dead bodies.
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Submerged in the funereal, it is possible to imagine Laurel awash in the erotic and necrophobic, taking in the essence of New Orleans's ovens and pigeonholes as she journeys back and forth to the Hibiscus on the streetcar line, waiting for her shift at the hospital to watch her father die.
And if a necrophiliac professor of romance languages, let us say, should decide to cash in on the present vogue for confessional exhibitionism (there have always been necrophiliacs, after all, and isn't it time we all grew up and acknowledged it?), I sincerely hope that the University of Chicago Press would not be so deeply prejudiced, so necrophobic in short, as to refuse publication.