When it comes to trying to make sense of death, dying, grief and loss, many revert to telling stories – in these book reviews, written for the wonderful Death & The Maiden blog, I look at seven books that explore death and our relationship with it in interesting, imaginative, far from morbid ways. “They are books exploring our relationship with death – how we construct horrors and hopes around dying, how we use story to sooth our anxieties and investigate our fascinations with the deceased.” Why not pop over to Death & The Maiden and check them out?
Writer, blogger and self proclaimed word-nerd Harriet Allner, presents the first in a series of special posts for Death & the Maiden that explore death in literature. This week’s novels take various questions about human life and death, exploring them in interesting, challenging ways. Examining how we construct horrors and hopes around dying, how we use story to sooth our anxieties and investigate our fascinations with the deceased.
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