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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Jan 15, 2018

A difficult book to describe - part memoir, part deep & careful thinking (a meditation?) about death, and part analysis of how Danticat and others write about death - but, all in all, a very beautiful book. I have always admired Danticat's writing, especially "Brother, I'm Dying" and "Breath, Eyes, Memory", but this little volume, especially her stories and memories of her mother, makes me love Edwidge Danticat & her work even more.


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