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ERIC Number: EJ812469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
ISSN: ISSN-0748-1187
The Grief Account: Dimensions of a Contemporary Bereavement Genre
Dennis, Michael Robert
Death Studies, v32 n9 p801-836 Oct 2008
The genre of the grief account is identified to include published narratives of surviving grief. Thematic analysis of Andrew Holleran's (2006) "Grief: A Novel," Lolly Winston's (2004) "Good Grief: A Novel," Joan Didion's (2005) "The Year of Magical Thinking," and J. Canfield and M. V. Hansen's (2003) "Chicken Soup for the Grieving Soul: Stories About Life, Death and Overcoming the Loss of a Loved One" is informed by recent scholarship regarding eulogies and illness and dying narratives. Six dimensions (restorative, evaluative, interpretive, affirmative, affective, transformative) of contemporary grief accounts are recognized as sources of inspiration for the practice and experience of bereavement.
Descriptors: Grief, Fiction, Nonfiction
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Language: English
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