Sorrow's Profiles: Death, Grief, and Crisis in the Family

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Karnac Books, Jan 2, 2010 - Psychology - 376 pages
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'Dr Richard Alapack, sensitively and with deep understanding, orchestrates a survivor's journey through the complex country of sorrow. Alapack challenges and transcends the received scientific view of grief over loss as a well-ordered progression. He appeals to the power of the imagination, broadening our understanding and breaking new ground that exposes both the life-giving and potentially destructive aspects of intense sorrow. This rich, original contribution to the grief literature must be read.'- Freda Woodrow Ph.D., University of Pretoria, South AfricaIn this beautifully tender, sensitively reflective, and provocative book, the author leads a journey through the depths of authentic sorrow, longing, and despair. Daring us to face death unflinchingly, Alapack rouses in us the courage to spin in the vortex of personal and collective grief. In doing so, we emerge transformed and forever changed. No other book on human loss is so sane yet simultaneously subverts the status quo.- Ron Cornelissen, Argosy University, San Bernardino, California
 

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Richard J. Alapack , Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, researcheing "Love-Death" from existential, phenomenological, and hermeneutic standpoints.

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