In the Midst of Winter

In the Midst of Winter

Selections From the Literature of Mourning

Book - 1992
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Death silences not only those it takes, but those it leaves behind: All too typically we can neither express our grief nor express sympathy for the bereaved. In his sensitive collection, toss finds a voice -- or several voices -- in the poetry, fiction, letters, and diaries of the world's great writers. Here are James Agee, recording the shock of his father's death; William Shakespeare, making poetry of Cleopatra's grief; the Biblical wisdom of The Book of Lamentations; the psychological acuity of Marcel Proust. Here are mourners from classical Rome to eleventh-century China, from the Paiute Indians to present-day Ireland. Arranged in sections that correspond to the stages of mourning, In the Midst of Winter is a collection whose breadth and resonance make it invaluable and utterly unique.

Baker & Taylor
A collection of poetry and prose on the theme of death is designed to ease the grief of the bereaved and includes works by such writers as Shakespeare, Chekov, and Robert Frost

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1992
Edition: Vintage books edition
ISBN: 9780679738275
Branch Call Number: 808.80354 In 1992
Characteristics: xxviii, 274 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Moffat, Mary Jane


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