Giving a Voice to Sorrow: Personal Responses to Death and Mourning

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Perigee, 2001 - Self-Help - 224 pages
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Coming to terms with death is never easyhellip;.There are no rules for mourning. There is no time frame for grieving. At this intensely personal, deeply emotional time, each of us must find our own path to enduring loss.An intimate grief support group in book form, Giving a Voice to Sorrow is an exploration of unique ways many courageous individuals have -and that all of us can -shape and enact our grief through storytelling, personal ritual and memorials. Steve Zeitlin and Ilana Harlow provide an inspiring look at the creative and personal ways individuals and communities confront their own deaths and come together to celebrate the lives and memories of those they have losthellip;and find a balance between remembrance and letting go.

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Steve Zeitlin is the director and cofounder of City Lore, a cultural center in New York. A popular public speaker, he has served as a commentator on National Public Radio, and is the author of Because God Loves Stories: An Anthology of Jewish Storytelling, and numerous other books on America's folk culture.
Ilana Harlow holds a doctorate in Folklore from Indiana University where she wrote a dissertation on traditional Irish narrative. For six years she served as the Folk Arts Program Director at Queens Council on the Arts. She has curated a museum exhibit on the cultures of Queens cemeteries and is currently co-editing a book on death and humor in folklore and popular culture. She lives in New York City.

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