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Objects of the Dead: Mourning and Memory in Everyday Life
Reflecting on poignant and universal experience, this nostalgic book examines the death of a loved one and the often uneasy process of living with and discarding the possessions that are left behind—a daughter’s hairbrush, a father’s favorite chair, or a husband’s clothes. Beautifully written and extensively researched, this guide chronicles the issues surrounding ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Melbourne University Publishing
(first published September 15th 2008)
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If you are someone who has suffered from a loss of a loved one, or has an interest in Death Studies, then this is a must read book. Gibson draws from a series of interviews she took from individuals who have lost their loved ones and how they related to the Objects left behind. But it is so much more that an analytical work with poetic language and a sensitive insight to a powerful subject-how we face death and the objects that are left behind. The writing will pull you in, the subject matter ...more