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Robert B. Ridinger"THIS IS AN UNUSUAL AND THOUGHTFULLY CRAFTED WORK. The thread of memorializing one's lover through language is a genre within gay and lesbian literature with a history several millennia old, beginning with the poems of Sappho. With the coming of the AIDS pandemic, this type of writing became not only more prominent but also somewhat stereotyped, with the actual processes of grief blurred through repetitive presentation. A Season of Grief redeems this type of writing by showing in a frank and open manner exactly how difficult and many-staged the process of normal grieving is, and doing so in a context which is unrelated to either the 9/11 attacks or AIDS."
—MA, MLS, Editor of Speaking for Our Lives: Historic Speeches and Rhetoric for Gay and Lesbian Rights (1892-2000); Chair, Electronic Information Resources Management, Northern Illinois University, De Kalb