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Sorrow's Profiles
Death, Grief, and Crisis in the Family

ISBN 9781855756212
Published January 2, 2010 by Routledge
376 Pages

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Book Description

In this book, the author leads a journey through the depths of authentic sorrow, longing, and despair. Daring us to face death unflinchingly, the author imparts courage to spin in the vortex of personal and collective grief.

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Grief: The algebra of loss -- Phase II: Over-binding: Memories and the voluptuaries of grief -- Phase III: Recovery—The power or failure of the imagination -- Gone crazy -- Three Concrete Studies on Death in the Family -- Study #1: Vigilance for life on a deathwatch: One mother’s dying and death -- Study #2: The first talk to one’s child about death -- Study #3: When home shatters: The death of a brother or sister -- Foundation and framework -- The depressive position -- Re-visioning death: In Heidegger -- Towards an alternative approach to intervention -- Divorce -- Malignant currency -- On suicide -- On murder in Albert Camus -- On Racism: Who is my neighbour? -- Sorrow’s Kindred Phenomena -- Mercy and revenge 15 -- Regret -- Regret themes -- Excursus into time and memory -- Unmasking regret’s lie -- On longing: In Rumi, and Lorca -- Unconcluding reflections

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