The Art of Death

The Art of Death

Writing the Final Story

Book - 2017
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Danticat moves outward from the shock of her mother's cancer diagnosis and sifts through her own writing life and personal history, all the while shifting fluidly through works of literature which circle the many incarnations of death, from individual to large-scale catastrophes. She ends with a heartrending prayer in the voice of her mother.
Publisher: [Minneapolis, Minnesota] : Graywolf Press, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781555977771
Branch Call Number: 809.933548 D236A 2017
Characteristics: 181 pages ; 18 cm


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Mar 15, 2018

I absolutely LOVE this book. As an English and philosophy student, I find the subject of death is often dramatized. Over-dramatization minimizes the experience of death (just like the same writing practices do to 'love'), thereby distorting it. The book is a collection of comments about death from literature. Saves me all the work of having to read all the books referred to and just get the basics on the subject.
Very well done. I'd definitely recommend it.


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