The Mourner's Dance

The Mourner's Dance

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When her daughter's fiancé died suddenly, Katherine Ashenburg was surprised to see how her daughter intuitively re-created the traditional rituals of mourning, even those of which she was ignorant. Intrigued, Ashenburg began to explore the rich and endlessly inventive choreographies different cultures and times have devised to mark a universal and deeply felt plight.

Contemporary North American culture favors a mourning that is private and virtually invisible. But,… (more)

Book Details  


Publisher: North Point Press (August 31, 2004)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 336 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English