Deaths Door: Modern Dying and the Ways We Grieve

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Prominent critic, poet, and memoirist Sandra M. Gilbert explores our relationship to death though literature, history, poetry, and societal practices. Does death change--and if it does, how has it changed in the last century? And how have our experiences and expressions of grief changed? Did the traumas of Hiroshima and the Holocaust transform our thinking about mortality? More recently, did the catastrophe of 9/11 alter our modes of mourning? And are there at the same time aspects of grief that barely change from age to ...

Death's Door: Modern Dying and the Ways We Grieve 2007, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780393329698

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