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In The Midst Of Winter : Vintage - Mary Jane Moffat

In The Midst Of Winter

Vintage

Paperback

Published: 1st March 1992
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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.

"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

ISBN: 9780679738275
ISBN-10: 0679738274
Series: Vintage
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 115
Published: 1st March 1992
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.3  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1