Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • Remembrances and Celebrations
  • Edited by Jill Werman Harris
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780375701252
  • Our Price: $18.00
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - Remembrances and Celebrations

Buy now from Random House

  • Remembrances and Celebrations
  • Written by Jill Werman Harris
  • Format: Hardcover | ISBN: 9780375401237
  • Our Price: $25.00
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - Remembrances and Celebrations

Buy now from Random House

  • Remembrances and Celebrations
  • Written by Jill Werman Harris
  • Format: eBook | ISBN: 9780307427458
  • Our Price: $15.99
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - Remembrances and Celebrations

Remembrances and Celebrations

    Select a Format:
  • Book
  • eBook

A Book of Eulogies, Elegies, Letters, and Epitaphs

Written by Jill Werman HarrisAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jill Werman Harris

eBook

List Price: $15.99

eBook

On Sale: December 18, 2007
Pages: 336 | ISBN: 978-0-307-42745-8
Published by : Vintage Knopf
Remembrances and Celebrations Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - Remembrances and Celebrations
  • Email this page - Remembrances and Celebrations
  • Print this page - Remembrances and Celebrations
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
ABOUT THE AUTHOR ABOUT THE AUTHOR
PRAISE PRAISE
Synopsis

Synopsis

This is a collection of powerful and inspirational responses to loss and to the age-old impulse to honor and memorialize the uniqueness of each human being.

For the bereaved, the ritual of delivering a eulogy can seem insurmountably difficult. Remembrances and Celebrations provides gentle guidance in this profoundly important task, with a wide range of examples of memorial tributes and expressions of bereavement drawn from both the famous and the obscure, from ancient times to the present.

Here are the words of famous lovers: Henry Miller's homage to Anais Nin, Lillian Hellman's eulogy for Dashiell Hammett. Here are fallen heroes commemorated, in the heartfelt words of Yitzhak Rabin's granddaughter at his funeral, in Ossie Davis's farewell to Malcolm X, in Earl Spencer's tribute to the Princess of Wales. Here, too, are moving letters: Charles Dickens to his wife on the death of their daughter, Abigail Adams to Thomas Jefferson on his daughter's death, an anonymous Royal Air Force pilot to his mother on the eve of his final battle.

Auden's "Funeral Blues" is here, along with the Cavafy poem recited by Maurice Tempelsman at Jacqueline Onassis' service. And there is room for humor as well, as in Hilaire Belloc's famous epitaph, "When I am dead, I hope it may be said, 'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.'"

Remembrances and Celebrations is a comforting and affecting anthology of the literature of mourning, and a welcome aid in times of our own bereavement.
Jill Werman Harris

About Jill Werman Harris

Jill Werman Harris - Remembrances and Celebrations

Photo © Elena Seibert

Jill Werman Harris lives in New York City.
Praise

Praise

"This beautiful book speaks of loss and love and honor. A collection of sublime thought for the ages [that] will be read and re-read and quoted endlessly." --Dr. Sherwin B. Nuland, author of How We Die

"Fascinating reading and a learning experience."--Dominick Dunne

"Both a useful guide and a fascinating collection. . . . One of the most consistently engaging books of the year. . . . Wonderful." --The Dallas Morning News

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: