The Book of Dying and Living

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By Laura Hargrove Schneilin

ISBN: 978-1-84747-715-6
Published: 2008
Pages: 54
Key Themes: poetry, four parts, mother's chronic depression, a brother's schizophrenia, a father's alzheimer's, impossible love affair

Description

The Book of Living and Dying was written during a lengthy hospitalization after a suicide attempt. It is divided into four parts, one hallucinatory, one descriptive and lyrical, one bittersweet and bordering on hopeless, dealing with a mother's chronic depression, a brother's schizophrenia and a father's alzheimer's, and a fourth part dealing with an impossible love affair.

About the Author

Laura Hargrove Schneilin is a lecturer in English and American literature and civilization at the Sorbonne and the Open University in Paris. She is a specialist in Shakespearean studies.She has lived and studied in several countries, and is thinking of resettling in England or the United States.

Book Extract

Tigers fell from the sky
The red and dark sky
It bloodied the perfect
Black and orange stripes
And one fell into
My arms and all
The courage I could
Muster was simply
Not enough protection
From those
Murderous heavens.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 15 July, 2008.