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Author Gilbert, Sandra M.

Title Death's door : modern dying and the ways we grieve / Sandra M. Gilbert
Edition First edition
Published New York : Norton, 2006


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Description xxv, 580 pages : illustrations (frintis piece) ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Arranging my mourning: five meditations on the psychology of grief -- Death opens -- Widow -- Yahrzeit -- E-mail to the dead -- Writing wrong -- 2: History makes death: how the twentieth century reshaped dying and mourning -- Expiration/termination -- Technologies of death -- Technologies of dying -- A day in the death of ... -- Millennial mourning -- 3: The handbook of heartbreak: contemporary elegy and lamentation -- On the beach with Sylvia Plath -- Was the nineteenth century different, and luckier? -- "Rats' alley" and the death of pastoral -- Monsters of elegy -- Apocalypse now (and then)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Death -- Social aspects.
Mourning customs.
Death in literature.
American poetry -- History and criticism.
English poetry -- History and criticism.
Death in art.
LC no. 2004065430
ISBN 0393051315