Supported by psychology, but also taking examples from literature, music, theater, and poetry, Marasco and Shuff penetrate this topic by means of a clear and sensible language regarding mourning. This limited experience is not foreign to anyone, because we must all face this situation at some point in our lives. The idea is to try to understand it, deal with it, and find the solace that we may need. They have also employed interviews with men and women who, having experienced these circumstances, describe their experiences, uncertainties, and sinking feelings. The substance of what it is about is to be able to talk, but in general, it is something that we cannot express. What we are looking for is to not only live with mourning and overcome it, but to also learn from it, because mourning teaches us something about ourselves.
About the Author
Ron Marasco is the department chairman in the College of Communication and Fine Arts at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He has a doctorate from the University of California. He is also the author of Notes to an Actor and Grace Notes and Anvils. Brian Shuff is working as a writer and a playwright. He lives in Mesa, Arizona. He has written and starred in numerous theatrical productions. He is the coauthor, along with Ron Marasco, of Grace Notes and Anvils.