By Sandra M. Gilbert

"The such a lot finished multidisciplinary contemplation of mortality we're more likely to get."--Thomas Lynch, New York instances e-book Review

well known critic, poet, and memoirist Sandra M. Gilbert explores our dating to dying even though literature, background, poetry, and societal practices. Does demise change--and if it does, how has it replaced within the final century? and the way have our reviews and expressions of grief replaced? Did the traumas of Hiroshima and the Holocaust rework our brooding about mortality? extra lately, did the disaster of 11th of September adjust our modes of mourning? And are there while facets of grief that hardly switch from age to age? Seneca wrote, "Anyone can cease a man's existence yet not anyone his demise; 1000 doorways open directly to it." This inevitability has left various marks on all human cultures. Exploring expressions of religion, burial customs, pictures, poems, and memoirs, acclaimed writer Sandra M. Gilbert brings to the subject of dying the severe ability that gained her status for The Madwoman within the Attic and different books, as she examines either the changelessness of grief and the altering customs that mark modern mourning. 25 illustrations

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