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  • In the Midst of Winter
  • Written by Mary Jane Moffat
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780679738275
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In the Midst of Winter

Selections from the Literature of Mourning

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Death silences not only those it takes, but those it leaves behind: All too typically we can neither express our grief nor express sympathy for the bereaved. In his sensitive collection, toss finds a voice -- or several voices -- in the poetry, fiction, letters, and diaries of the world's great writers. Here are James Agee, recording the shock of his father's death; William Shakespeare, making poetry of Cleopatra's grief; the Biblical wisdom of The Book of Lamentations"; the psychological acuity of Marcel Proust. Here are mourners from classical Rome to eleventh-century China, from the Paiute Indians to present-day Ireland. Arranged in sections that correspond to the stages of mourning, In the Midst of Winter is a collection whose breadth and resonance make it invaluable and utterly unique.
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"It is hard to have patience with people who say, There is no death or Death doesn't matter. There is death. And whatever is matters."

-- C.S. Lewis

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