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The long goodbye, Meghan O'Rourke

Label
The long goodbye
Title
The long goodbye
Statement of responsibility
Meghan O'Rourke
Title variation
Long good-bye
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From one of America's young literary voices, this is a portrait of the unbearable anguish of grief and the enduring power of familial love. What does it mean to mourn today, in a culture that has largely set aside rituals that acknowledge grief? After her mother died of cancer at the age of fifty-five, the author found that nothing had prepared her for the intensity of her sorrow. In the first anguished days, she began to create a record of her interior life as a mourner, trying to capture the paradox of grief, its monumental agony and microscopic intimacies, an endeavor that ultimately bloomed into a profound look at how caring for her mother during her illness changed and strengthened their bond. Her story is one of a life gone off the rails, of how watching her mother's illness, and separating from her husband, left her fundamentally altered. But it is also one of resilience, as she observes her family persevere even in the face of immeasurable loss. This work conveys the fleeting moments of joy that make up a life, and the way memory can lead us out of the jagged darkness of loss. Blending research and reflection, the personal and the universal, this memoir about the death of her mother and grieving aftermath, the author, both a poet and journalist, ponders the eternal human question: how do we live with the knowledge that we will one day die?
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Rourke, Meghan
Dewey number
  • 811/.6
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3615.R586
LC item number
Z46 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • O'Rourke, Meghan
  • Poets, American
  • Mothers
  • Grief
  • Bereavement
  • Loss (Psychology)
Label
The long goodbye, Meghan O'Rourke
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A memoir"--Jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-306)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn668193254
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781594487989
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2010047948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) o668193254
Label
The long goodbye, Meghan O'Rourke
Publication
Note
"A memoir"--Jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-306)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn668193254
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781594487989
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2010047948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) o668193254

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