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The Art of Death : Writing the Final Story
by Edwidge Danticat


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A moving reflection on a subject that touches us all, by the bestselling author of Claire of the Sea Light

Edwidge Danticat s The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story is at once a personal account of her mother dying from cancer and a deeply considered reckoning with the ways that other writers have approached death in their own work.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A moving reflection on a subject that touches us all, by the bestselling author of Claire of the Sea Light

Edwidge Danticat s The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story is at once a personal account of her mother dying from cancer and a deeply considered reckoning with the ways that other writers have approached death in their own work. Writing has been the primary way I have tried to make sense of my losses, Danticat notes in her introduction. I have been writing about death for as long as I have been writing. The book moves outward from the shock of her mother s diagnosis and sifts through Danticat s writing life and personal history, all the while shifting fluidly from examples that range from Gabriel Garcia Marquez s One Hundred Years of Solitude to Toni Morrison s Sula. The narrative, which continually circles the many incarnations of death from individual to large-scale catastrophes, culminates in a beautiful, heartrending prayer in the voice of Danticat s mother. A moving tribute and a work of astute criticism, The Art of Death is a book that will profoundly alter all who encounter it.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781555977771
  • ISBN-10: 1555977774
  • Publisher: Graywolf Press
  • Publish Date: July 2017
  • Page Count: 160
  • Dimensions: 6.9 x 5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.44 pounds

Series: Art Of...

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