Death's door : modern dying and the ways we grieve / Sandra M. Gilbert

Author(s): Gilbert, Sandra M
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Subjects: Death--Social aspects
Mourning customs
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : W.W. Norton, c2006
LC Classification: H, HQ
Physical Description: xxv, 580 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2004065430
ISBN: 0393051315
Includes bibliographical references (p. 464-553) and index
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)
OCLC Number: 57316831
ISBN/ISSN: 0393051315