(In the Slender Margin) [PDF/EBOOK] Í Eve Joseph

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review In the Slender Margin ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook A journey into the land of death and dying seen through the lens of art and the imaginationPart memoir part meditation on death itself In the Slender Margin is an exploration of death from an “insider’s” point of view Using the threads of her brother’s early death and her twenty years of work at a hospice Joseph utilizes history religion philosophy literature personal anecdote mythology. An excellent poetic memoir that rambles and meanders and yet never wanders off the scenic path The path follows the reader like a shadow and the experience is entirely soulful Beautifully done Excellent contemplative resonant

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review In the Slender Margin ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Out death Joseph finds the brother she lost as a young girl She wrote this book as a way to understand what she had seen the mysterious and the horrendousReplete with literary allusions and references ranging from Joan Didion and Susan Sontag to DH Lawrence and Voltaire among many other literary voices the result is an absorbing and inspired consideration of how we die and how we deal with deat. This book has been on my list since I read And the Birds Rained Down a few years ago and it just finally got to the top of my list This was a super interesting book Eve Joseph compares how different cultures deal with death and dying especially the Coast Salish which was really uniue Another interesting techniue that is used is etymology Eve will review the etymology of a word relating to death and dying and by doing so makes the reader see the word and the process in a whole new light The memoir aspect of this book is limited but I didn t mind that Joseph perfectly connects her experiences with the death of her brother mother and many patients into a frame within which she weaves the anthropology language culture and practices of death This book was beautiful and fascinating and is definitely one I d read again

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review In the Slender Margin ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Poetry and pop culture to discern the unknowable and to illuminate her travels through the land of the dying The book is neither an academic text nor a self help manual; rather it is a rumination on death dying and the mystery that awaits us allRather than relying solely on narrative In the Slender Margin gains momentum from a buildup of thematic resonances In the process of thinking deeply ab. so this is a book by a poet about her work with hospice patients and therefore death I am a poet I have been attracted to work with the dying or dead though I haven t actually done any and so I thought yeah cool right up my alley actually I found it annoying I guess I was expecting just a lot of cool stories and anecdotes and there are some there were some informative bits like it takes 9 months average for an unembalmed body straight in the earth to decay to bones but mostly she seemed to have little to actually say her much older brother died when she was 11 and she realized decades later that her death work was a way to come to terms with that that s about her only solid realization to be honest the rest of it is a bunch of poetic sounding uestions which yes I know I know life is often uestions than answers but why write a book then just write poems or a novel or write a book but not this book a book with structure I mean she did some interesting things she ended up married for a while to a hereditary chief of the salish a northwest coast tribe and at one point does this ritual where you cook for the dead and then burn the food a ritual her mother had a strong reaction to I think I would have enjoyed the book had the bones of it not been submerged that ceremony doesn t seem to have weight than any other anecdote she tells about strangers let s hear about your salish mother in law who thinks you trail a string of ghosts behind you and who recommends cleansing rituals to you let s be forthcoming about the weight of your brother s death in your life not much of a personal death because she didn t know him that well but certainly one with a huge impact on her family let s parallel that whole story explicitly with the stories from hospice instead of stirring it all together under chapters that just blur into each other each seeming to be the same blend of personal musing anecdotes and random facts and I do mean random facts not just about death random and distracting facts Unlike lion tamer Claude Beatty who tamed his cats with a chair and a whip we use our intellect to try to bargain with death thinking we can make a deal forgetting there is a wildness at the heart of it I find this sentence incredibly annoying first of all there is no need to name a lion tamer if you ve seen a cartoon with lion taming in it you ve seen whips and chairs it s the stereotype but than that why is the lion tamer bit in there AT ALL to contrast with intellect rather than use a chair and a whip we use our minds to bargain with death huh also is it really the intellect that tries to bargain with forces we can t control wouldn t the intellect be the part of us that knows that is no use and it s not useless because death has a wildness at the heart of it it s not that we make a bargain with death and death agrees but then reneges because darn it it s just so wild it s useless because death is an impersonal force that you can t communicate with I think she should have stuck to poetry you can get away with this kind of thing there sticking lion tamers in where they don t belong even then it would have been better if the poem talks about trying to tame death with a whip and a chair then trying to strike a bargain after the chair is splintered and the whip cannot sting death ha even as the claws descend so this poetry doesn t make a good sentence and this sentence doesn t make good poetry or this nonsense Eight year old Spencer Wyatt of Dacula Georgia was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was three His assistance dog Lucia stays with him day and night and summons help if he s having a seizure We fight death with everything in our arsenal when machines fail us we call out the pack this was from a section where she was apparently thinking dogs and death what are the connections I can brainstorm again completely distracting fact where she introduces this character name town dog s name age of diagnosis all that as if he s going to figure nope that one sentence is all you ever hear of him and why the hell are we hearing of him specifically does she know his mom is this just a shout out did she do a kickstarter for this book with a reward of getting your kid s name mentioned because this doesn t have anything to do with death anyway this is about a seizure dog that kid is not uniue in having one then the vague assertion when machines fail us we call out the pack what on earth does that mean literally it makes no sense well I m sorry charles but we re not able to keep you alive with this respirator any we re bringing in a group of dogs does it mean we turn to our community ugh a bit later on from these two uotes she writes at the start of a paragraph out of nowhere Why is it that trivia catches my attention Da Vinci believed that the heart was of such density that fire could not destroy it ok that uestion that is not a uestion for your readers we ll take the answer if you have one but we don t know you we don t know why trivia catches your attention we ve seen you reporting it in complete non seuiturs certainly I read a bit of a review that remarked that the book was a free association meditation and that captures it perfectly that s not really something I want to read however most of the reviewers seem to love it not me


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    (In the Slender Margin) [PDF/EBOOK] Í Eve Joseph This book has been on my list since I read And the Birds Rained Down a few years ago and it just finally got to the top of my list This was a super interesting book Eve Joseph compares how different cultures deal with death and dying

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    (In the Slender Margin) [PDF/EBOOK] Í Eve Joseph characters · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Eve Joseph Eve Joseph ☆ 0 characters The amount of research that went into this book blew my mind Joseph has taken the topic of death and explored it from what feels like every possible angle “history religion philosophy literature personal anecdote mythology poetry and pop culture” Reflecting on her experiences as a hospice care worker and the death of her brother when she was a young girl throughout she examines the uestion of what happens to us when we die

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  • Eve Joseph
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  • 23 October 2018
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