Epilogue

Epilogue Literary Nonfiction In EPILOGUE Juliet Patterson performs an act of intimate illumination as she narrates with poetic and visionary clarity the experience of her father s death by suicide and her subs

  • Title: Epilogue
  • Author: Juliet Patterson
  • ISBN: 9780983547822
  • Page: 184
  • Format: Paperback
  • Literary Nonfiction In EPILOGUE Juliet Patterson performs an act of intimate illumination as she narrates with poetic and visionary clarity the experience of her father s death by suicide and her subsequent inquiry into his actions Like the best work done at soul level, Patterson s awareness that the focus of her quest is unattainable only makes it necessary and morLiterary Nonfiction In EPILOGUE Juliet Patterson performs an act of intimate illumination as she narrates with poetic and visionary clarity the experience of her father s death by suicide and her subsequent inquiry into his actions Like the best work done at soul level, Patterson s awareness that the focus of her quest is unattainable only makes it necessary and transformative EPILOGUE explores the paradoxes inherent in mourning its way of demanding privacy but also communion, interiority but also expression with a stunning and wise lyricism As Patterson investigates her experience of grief for meaning, her insights surface as moments of intense compassion available to us all.

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    1. Juliet Patterson's chilling book tells the story of her father's death shortly before Christmas. Through elegant, spare prose, Patterson recounts the suicide by hanging, the haunting Christmas that follows, and the typical American desire to establish normalcy. The reader sees, more deeply that Patterson herself it seems, that normalcy has no use here. You feel for the writer's struggle, which is bound up in a shock and grief so large that the entire world has shifted into a cold reflection. In [...]

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