9780399527173

Giving a Voice to Sorrow Personal Responses to Death and Mourning

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  • ISBN13:

    9780399527173

  • ISBN10:

    0399527176

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-11-01
  • Publisher: Perigee Trade

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Summary

A compassionate and supportive guide to bereavement takes a close-up look at the creative ways in which individuals and groups confront the grieving process, celebrate the lives and memories of those who have died, and find a balance between remembrance and letting go. Original.

Author Biography

Steve Zeitlin is the director and cofounder of City Lore, a cultural center in New York. A popular public speaker, he has served as a commentator on National Public Radio, and is the author of Because God Loves Stories: An Anthology of Jewish Storytelling, and numerous other books on America’s folk culture.
Ilana Harlow holds a doctorate in Folklore from Indiana University where she wrote a dissertation on traditional Irish narrative. For six years she served as the Folk Arts Program Director at Queens Council on the Arts. She has curated a museum exhibit on the cultures of Queens cemeteries and is currently co-editing a book on death and humor in folklore and popular culture. She lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xv
Giving Shape to Sorrow
1(21)
Jesse's Story
22(38)
``Jesse, We Will Not Rush Grief''
28(32)
Kristen Shantz
Dennis Cunningham
Storytelling
60(47)
The Dying Tell Their Story, Too
61(2)
The VA Troopers
63(4)
Coming Home
64(3)
Susan Perlstein
The Role of Hospice
67(6)
``Here I Am, Here's What I Did''
69(4)
Katherine Blossom
Living with Dying
73(5)
Iolene's Soliloquy
74(4)
Iolene Catalano
The Author of Myself
78(1)
The Storytelling Wake
79(5)
Death and Silence
84(3)
``You Were Great''
84(3)
Amanda Dargan
Death on the Range
87(3)
Bones
88(2)
Teresa Jordan
Story as Ritual
90(3)
The Wishbone
91(2)
Ron Landsman
Writing It Down
93(2)
Dreams
95(2)
Coincidence as Communication
97(2)
Judithness
99(2)
Michael and Margaret
101(4)
``I'll Send You a Sign''
101(4)
Michael Walsh
Trump Cards and Rainbows
105(1)
Homo Narrans
106(1)
Ritual and Ceremony
107(54)
The Beau Geste
109(3)
Stillborn
112(3)
``We Had to Do Something for This Child''
112(3)
Susan Knightly
The Feeling of Empty Hands
115(1)
Designing Death
116(1)
Liza's Story
117(18)
``I Know How I Want to Die''
120(15)
Elena Lister
The Last Passage
135(7)
Until I Am One Hundred
136(6)
Barbara Myerhoff
Home Altars
142(2)
House of Cards
143(1)
Marlene Lortev Terwilliger
A Prom and a Yearbook
144(10)
``When This You See, Remember Me''
146(8)
Lila Zeiger
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
154(7)
Scatter My Ashes
155(6)
Miguel Algarin
Commemorative Art
161(54)
Creating a Place for the Dead
163(8)
Crafting a Vessel for My Father
165(6)
Peggy King-Jorde
Art at the End of Life
171(4)
``I've Been a Good Life''
172(3)
Jane Cameron
Legacies
175(3)
Drawing Father
176(2)
C Bangs
A Weekly Memorial
178(3)
Music to Remember Him
178(3)
Marjorie Eliot
Mourning Quilts
181(8)
Portrait of a Personality
184(2)
Sheryl Mullane-Corvi
Sacred Fabric
186(3)
Kathleen Doyle
A Communal Casket Cover
189(3)
Memorial Walls
192(8)
``Common, Everyday People Who Were Loved''
195(5)
Hector ``Nicer'' Nazario
Graven Images
200(8)
The Permanent Side of the Bed
202(6)
Paul Monette
Public Evidence of a Private Memory
208(7)
One Hundred Smooth Stones for Grandfather
210(5)
Arlan Huang
Notes 215

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