The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story (Paperback)

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A moving reflection on a subject that touches us all, by the bestselling author of Claire of the Sea Light

Edwidge Danticat's The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story is at once a personal account of her mother dying from cancer and a deeply considered reckoning with the ways that other writers have approached death in their own work. Writing has been the primary way I have tried to make sense of my losses, Danticat notes in her introduction. I have been writing about death for as long as I have been writing. The book moves outward from the shock of her mother's diagnosis and sifts through Danticat's writing life and personal history, all the while shifting fluidly from examples that range from Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude to Toni Morrison's Sula. The narrative, which continually circles the many incarnations of death from individual to large-scale catastrophes, culminates in a beautiful, heartrending prayer in the voice of Danticat's mother. A moving tribute and a work of astute criticism, The Art of Death is a book that will profoundly alter all who encounter it.

About the Author


Edwidge Danticat is the author of many books, most recently Claire of the Sea Light and Brother, I'm Dying. She is a two-time finalist for the National Book Award, and has received the National Book Critics Circle Award and other honors.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781555977771
ISBN-10: 1555977774
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publication Date: July 11th, 2017
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Art Of...