-- C.S. Lewis
In the Midst of Winter: Selections from the Literature of Mourningby Mary Jane Moffat
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.
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Mary Jane Moffat earned her bachelor's and master's degrees at Stanford University, where she also taught Creative Writing in Wallace Stegner's department as a Merrilees Fellow. She also taught at San Francisco State University and the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. She was co-editor of the feminist book, Revelations; Diaries of Women and editor of In the Midst of Winter, Selections from the Literature of Mourning.
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