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The Resource In the slender margin : the intimate strangeness of death and dying, Eve Joseph

In the slender margin : the intimate strangeness of death and dying, Eve Joseph

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In the slender margin : the intimate strangeness of death and dying
Title
In the slender margin
Title remainder
the intimate strangeness of death and dying
Statement of responsibility
Eve Joseph
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
"Like Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking, an extraordinarily moving and engaging look at loss and death. Eve Joseph is an award-winning poet who worked for twenty years as a palliative care counselor in a hospice. When she was a young girl, she lost a much older brother, and her experience as a grown woman helping others face death, dying, and grief opens the path for her to recollect and understand his loss in a way she could not as a child. In the Slender Margin is an insider's look at an experience that awaits us all, and that is at once deeply fascinating, frightening, and in modern society shunned. The book is an intimate invitation to consider death and our response to it without fear or morbidity, but rather with wonder and a curious mind. Writing with a poet's precise language and in short meditative chapters leavened with insight, warmth, and occasional humor, Joseph cites her hospice experience as well as the writings of others across generations--from the realms of mythology, psychology, science, religion, history, and literature--to illuminate the many facets of dying and death. Offering examples from cultural traditions, practices, and beliefs from around the world, her book is at once an exploration of the unknowable and a very humane journey through the land of grief."--
Summary
Part memoir, part meditation on death itself, In the Slender Margin is an exploration of death from an “insider’s” point of view. Using the threads of her brother’s early death and her twenty years of work at a hospice, Joseph utilizes history, religion, philosophy, literature, personal anecdote, mythology, poetry and pop culture to discern the unknowable and to illuminate her travels through the land of the dying. The book is neither an academic text nor a self-help manual; rather, it is a rumination on death, dying and the mystery that awaits us all
Award
BC Book Prizes, Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize, 2015.
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10355887
Cataloging source
DLC
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1953-
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Joseph, Eve
Dewey number
155.9/37092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Death
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Joseph, Eve
  • SELF-HELP
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the intimate strangeness of dying
Label
In the slender margin : the intimate strangeness of death and dying, Eve Joseph
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-211)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Basement -- Through the Land of the Dying -- The Dynamic Corpse -- Death's Confidante -- Afterword
Control code
ocn907190433
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9781628725834
Lccn
2015027969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)907190433
Label
In the slender margin : the intimate strangeness of death and dying, Eve Joseph
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-211)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Basement -- Through the Land of the Dying -- The Dynamic Corpse -- Death's Confidante -- Afterword
Control code
ocn907190433
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9781628725834
Lccn
2015027969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)907190433

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