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* The Art of Death by Edwige Danticat

Although¬†The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story¬†starts with the moving story of the author’s death, it consists almost exclusively of analyzing other writers’ works about death, which makes the book feel like an exclusive, even exclusionary club if one has not read the texts — or if one cannot remember them (guilty as charged). I would like a little more emotion and a little less intellectualism.

 

I do remember the author’s excellent Claire of the Sea Light.

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