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The Resource The art of death : writing the final story, Edwidge Danticat

The art of death : writing the final story, Edwidge Danticat

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The art of death : writing the final story
Title
The art of death
Title remainder
writing the final story
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Edwidge Danticat
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Language
eng
Summary
Edwidge Danticat's The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story is at once a personal account of her mother dying from cancer and a deeply considered reckoning with the ways that other writers have approached death in their own work. "Writing has been the primary way I have tried to make sense of my losses," Danticat notes in her introduction. "I have been writing about death for as long as I have been writing." The book moves outward from the shock of her mother's diagnosis and sifts through Danticat's writing life and personal history, all the while shifting fluidly from examples that range from Gabriel García Márquez's one Hundred Years of Solitude to Toni Morrison's Sula. The narrative, which continually circles the many incarnations of death from individual to large-scale catastrophes, culminates in a beautiful, heartrending prayer in the voice of Danticat's mother. A moving tribute and a work of astute criticism, The Art of Death is a book that will profoundly alter all who encounter it -- Provided by publisher
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YDX
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no index present
LC call number
PN56.D4
LC item number
D36 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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The art of series
The art of death : writing the final story, Edwidge Danticat
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The art of death : writing the final story, Edwidge Danticat
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-181)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Writing life -- Living dyingly -- Ars moriendi -- Dying together -- Wanting to die -- Condemned to die -- Close calls -- Circles and circles of sorrow -- Feetfirst
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Dimensions
18 cm.
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Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9781555977771
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)957021422

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