A WOMAN'S BOOK OF GRIEVING by Nessa Rapoport

A WOMAN'S BOOK OF GRIEVING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

 An elegant collection of prose-poems and verses characterized by an extreme compression of language--perhaps the only way to respect the failure of words to capture grief while insisting, nevertheless, on speaking. Rapoport rails at the deaths of family and friends; prays for a ``Good Death'' with a minimum of suffering; affirms the company of others, especially women, in sorrow. These pieces express a wide range of emotions that accompany loss. The spirit of the book is one of biblical lamentation, tempered at times by a grateful sense of the refuge to be found in grieving for loss--and celebrating life--with others. 12 lithographs. (Book-of-the-Month alternate selection)

Pub Date: May 1st, 1994
ISBN: 0-688-10947-0
Page count: 96pp
Publisher: Morrow/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 1994




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