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From: Mary Elkins <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, May 22, 2008 at 9:36 AM
Subject: Re: Literature of Bereavement
To: Discussion Group for Psychology and the Arts <[log in to unmask]>

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I can highly recommend a recent and very appropriate
book by a long time member of this list: Dying to
Teach: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Learning, by Jeff
Berman, State University of New York Press, 2007.

Here is part of he blurb from the book.  "Intensely
personal, Dying to Teach affirms the power of writing
to memorialize loss and work through grief, and
demonstrates the importance of death education:
teachers and students writing and talking about a
subject that, until now, has often been deemed too
personal for the classroom."

And thank you for the question, which adds to my list
of books on the subject.
Mary Ellen

--- Burton Melnick <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I've just remembered another book (which I haven't
> read myself) that might interest you:  Leon
> Wieseltier's Kaddish.
> Regards to all,
> Burt
> I'm currently researching the literature of
> bereavement in order to explore how the articulation
> of grief in the written form facilitates healing for
> the bereaved. So far, my reading list includes
> titles such as Joan Didion's The Year of Magical
> Thinking, C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed, Hope
> Edelman's Motherless Daugthers, John Gunther's,
> Death Be Not Proud, Joyce Carol Oates, Missing Mom,
> John Bayley's Elegy for Iris, Lynn Caine's Widow and
> Anna Quindlan's One True Thing. Does anyone have
> suggestions for further reading?
>       Best,
>       Jaclyn Ippolito