Sorrow's Company: Writers on Loss and Grief

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DeWitt Henry
Beacon Press, Jan 1, 2001 - Literary Collections - 219 pages
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A consoling gift in times of sorrow * Writers impart their grief in some of the finest contemporary writing about loss * Debra Spark recounts her sister's death, William Gibson writes of his mother's passing, and Jamaica Kincaid confronts her brother's ostracism and death * Each essay offers a unique gift of condolence, and a depth of insight and compassion * All of the pieces reflect tenacity, the strength to go forward and to love For anyone suffering personal loss, an empathetic voice can be a lifeline. In this volume DeWitt Henry has collected some of the finest contemporary writing about loss and the grieving process, essays that explore emotional trauma and seek to console and help heal. All the pieces reflect the strength to go forward and to love that has informed these writings, and life journeys and the resolve that what matters is not what becomes of us, but what we become.

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Sorrow's company: writers on loss and grief

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This anthology proposes a literature of grief. Where othersDe.g., Elisabeth K bler-Ross and Norman CousinsDhave promoted, alternately, anger and humor to empower the sick, Henry (Ploughshares, New ... Read full review

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When you are in the process or grieving, comfort can come from reading how it feels to others. And because describing exactly what it is like is challenging because the feelings are raw and so ... Read full review



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A respected editor, essayist, & short-story writer, DeWitt Henry teaches at Emerson College in Boston & was the founding editor of the literary magazine Ploughshares, for which he received the Massachusetts Commonwealth Award. He has published five anthologies, most recently Breaking into Print: Early Stories & Insights into Getting Published (A Ploughshares Anthology), Fathering Daughters: Reflections by Men (with James Alan McPherson), & Sorrow's Company: Writers on Loss & Grief.

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