Grief Memoirs

Grief Memoirs Cultural, Supportive, and Therapeutic Significance - Routledge Studies in Literature and Health Humanities

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Publisher's Synopsis

Grief Memoirs: Cultural, Supportive, and Therapeutic Significance bridges literary studies and psychology to evaluate contemporary grief memoirs for use by bereaved and non-bereaved individuals. This volume positions the grief memoir within life writing and bereavement studies through examination of the genre's characteristics, definitions, and functions. The book presents the views of memoirists, helping professionals, community members, and university students on writing and reading as self-expressive, self-searching, and grief-witnessing acts after the loss of a loved one. Utilizing new data from surveys assessing grief support and bibliotherapy, this text discusses the compatibility of grief memoirs with contemporary grief theories and the role of interdisciplinary methods in assisting the bereaved. Grief Memoirs: Cultural, Supportive, and Therapeutic Significance will help educators advance the understanding and interpretation of loss within psychology, literature, and medical humanities classrooms.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780367623197
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Imprint: Routledge
Pub date:
DEWEY: 155.937
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 580g
Height: 229mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 14mm