In the Midst of Winter

In the Midst of Winter

Selections From the Literature of Mourning

Book - 1992
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Death silences not only those it takes, but those it leaves behind: All too typically we can neither express our grief nor express sympathy for the bereaved. In his sensitive collection, toss finds a voice -- or several voices -- in the poetry, fiction, letters, and diaries of the world's great writers. Here are James Agee, recording the shock of his father's death; William Shakespeare, making poetry of Cleopatra's grief; the Biblical wisdom of The Book of Lamentations; the psychological acuity of Marcel Proust. Here are mourners from classical Rome to eleventh-century China, from the Paiute Indians to present-day Ireland. Arranged in sections that correspond to the stages of mourning, In the Midst of Winter is a collection whose breadth and resonance make it invaluable and utterly unique.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1992
Edition: Vintage books ed
ISBN: 9780679738275
Branch Call Number: 808.8/IN
Additional Contributors: Wheelock, John Hall 1897-1941
Sarton, May 1912-1995
Kees, Weldon 1914-1995
Irving, Washington 1783-1859
Berg, Stephen
Fu, I Ist century BCE
Shëng, Mei Ist century BCE
Mann, Thomas 1875-1955
Olds, Sharon 1942-
Murray, Michele 1934-1974
Painter, Charlotte
Pastan, Linda 1932-
Lavin, Mary 1912-1996
Sophocles 496?-406? B.C
Tighe, Mary 1772-1810
Cunningham, James V. 1911-1985
Whitman, Walt 1819-1892
Swinburne, Algernon Charles 1837-1909
Rilke, Rainer Maria 1875-1926
Camus, Albert 1913-1960
Howells, William Dean 1837-1920
Rossetti, Christina Georgina 1830-1894
Hartman, Linda
Narayan, R. K. 1906-2001
Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973
Bode, Carl 1911-
Berggolts, Olga 1916-
Wilson, Edmund 1895-1972
George, Phil
Milton, John 1608-1674
Bogan, Louise 1897-1970
Brontë, Emily 1818-1848
Nerval, Gérard de 1808-1855
Everwine Peter
Barnstone, Willis 1927-
Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930
Howes, Barbara 1914-
Moore, Thomas 1779-1852
Kinnell, Galway 1927-
Joyce, James 1882-1941
Proust, Marcel 1871-1922
Miles, Josephine 1911-1985
Stanford, Ann
Kumin, Maxine 1925-2014
Sexton, Anne 1928-1974
Wordsworth, William 1770-1850
Gilbert, Sandra M.
Woolf, Virginia 1882-1941
Brontë, Charlotte 1816-1855
Rich, Adrienne 1929-2012
Webster, John 1580?-1638
O'Connor, Frank 1903-1966
Stone, Ruth 1915-
Lasker-Schüler, Else 1876-1945
Walker, Alice 1944-
Chên, Yüan 779-831
Dickey, William 1928-
Clifton, Lucille 1936-
Du Maurier, Daphne 1907-1989
Pincus, Lily
Machado, Antonio 1875-1939
Philipe, Anne
Knowles, Frederic Lawrence 1869-1905
Moffat, Mary Jane
Meryman, Richard 1926-
Kizer, Carolyn 1925-
Livesay, Dorothy 1909-
Thomas, Caitlin
Buson, Taniguchi 1716-1783
Jen, P'An Yeng 4th century CE
Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963
Chao, Li Ch'ing 1084-1151
Talbot, Toby
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel 1828-1882
Browning, Robert 1812-1889
Bridges, Robert 1844-1930
Williams, William Carlos 1883-1963
Hopkins, Gerard Manley 1844-1889
Mason, Herbert Molloy
Kunitz, Stanley Jasspon 1905-
Maxwell, William 1908-
Ditlevsen, Tove 1918-1976
Aleixandre, Vincente 1898-1984
Justice, Donald 1925-
Lucie-Smith, Edward 1933-
Roethke, Theodore 1908-1963
Ransom, John Crowe 1888-1974
Lamb, Charles 1775-1834
Akhmatova, Anna Andreevna 1889-1966
Brennan, Maeve 1917-1993
Frost, Robert 1874-1963
Emerson, Ralph Waldo 1803-1882
Millay, Edna St. Vincent 1892-1950
Lowell, Amy 1874-1925
Gibbons, Orlando 1583-1625
Patchen, Kenneth 1911-1972
Hidalgo, Jose Luis 1919-1947
Wylie, Elinor 1885-1928
Shakespeare, William 1564-1616
Catullus, Gaius Valerius 87-54 B.C
Agee, James 1909-1955
Ise Lady,875?-938?
Twain, Mark 1835-1910
Bynner, Witter 1881-1968
Crapsey, Adelaide 1878-1914
Rice, Stan
Moss, Stanley
Quinones, Lolly 1934-1979
Gunther, Frances
Jallais, Denise
Beaumont, John Sir,1583-1627
Jonson, Ben 1573?-1637
Eichendorff, Joseph Freiherr von,1788-1857
Po Chü-i 772-846
Yezierska, Anzia 1880-1970
Lewis, Oscar 1914-1970
Colette 1873-1954
Duncan, Isadora 1878-1927
Dickinson, Emily 1830-1886
Meir Rabbi
Maimonides 1135-1204
Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn 1810-1865
Johnson, Samuel 1709-1784
Brooks, Phillips 1835-1893
Chékhov, Antón Pávlovich 1860-1904
Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson Baron,1809-1892
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor 1772-1834
Dryden, John 1631-1700
Seneca, Lucius Annaeus ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett 1806-1861
Montaigne, Michel de 1533-1592
Altizer, Nell
Alternative Title: Singing death / Stan Rice
Threnody [excerpt] / Ralph Waldo Emerson
February / Lolly Quinones
Death be not proud [excerpt] / Frances Gunther
Lullaby for my dead child / Denise Jallais
Lament of a man for his son / Paiute Indian song
Of my dear son Gervaise / John Beaumont
On my first son / Ben Jonson
P'u, Hua Fei Hua / Po Chü-i
On my child's death / Joseph von Eichendorff
Consuelo / Oscar Lewis
Her mother's laughter / Colette
Hamlet [excerpt] / William Shakespeare
Death in Hester Street / Anzia Yezierska
Remembrance of things past [excerpt] / Marcel Proust
My life [excerpt] / Isadora Duncan
King John [excerpt] / William Shakespeare
The Babylonian Talmud [excerpt] / Rabbi Meir
Letters [excerpt] / Marcel Proust
Code [excerpt] / Maimonides
Cranford [excerpt] / Elizabeth Cleghorn
Grief / Anton Chekhov
In memoriam A. H. H. [excerpt] / Lord Alfred Tennyson
Macbeth [excerpt] / William Shakespeare
Dejection [excerpt] / Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Threnodia Augustalis [excerpt] / John Dryden
Hippolytus [excerpt] / Seneca
Grief / Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The essays [excerpt] / Michel de Montaigne
The widow teahces poetry writing / Nell Altizer
Dirge without music / Edna St. Vincent Millay
From one who stays / Amy Lowell
The silver swan / Orlando Gibbons
In memory of Kathleen / Kenneth Patchen
No / José Luis Hidalgo
Little elegy / Elinor Wylie
Antony and Cleopatra [excerpt] / William Shakespeare
On the burial of his brother / Gaius Valerius Catullus
A death in the family [excerpt] / James Agge
Elegy : Ise lamenting the death of Empress Onshi / Lady Ise
The autobiography of Mark Twain [excerpt] / Mark Twain
Death of a friend / Witter Bynner
Triad / Adelaide Crapsey
Look! / Stan Rice
For Margaret / Stanley Moss
All souls / May Sarton
Dear men and women / John Hall Wheelock
Small prayer / Weldon Kees
Richard II [excerpt] / William Shakespeare
The sketch-book [excerpt] / Washington Irving
Wild asters / Ruth Stone
The answer / Stephen Berg
The great blue heron / Carolyn Kizer
Little Herr Friedemann [excerpt] / Thomas Mann
Years vanish like the morning dew / Mei Shêng and Fu I
Cambridge Elegy / Sharon Olds
Poem to my grandmother in her death / Michele Murray
Elegy for Jack Moffat / Charlotte Painter
The passing of sorrow / Mary Jane Moffat
The five stages of grief / Linda Patan
In a café / Mary Lavin
Ajax [excerpt] / Sophocles
To time / Mary Tighe
Epigrams [excerpt] / J. V. Cunningham
Song of myself [excerpt] / Walt Whitman
The garden of Prosperine [excerpt] / Alernon Charles Swinburne
Notebooks 1942-1951 [excerpt] / Albert Camus
Litters to a young poet [excerpt] / Rainer Maria Rilke
Youthful writings [excerpt] / Albert Camus
The rise of Silas Lapham [excerpt] / William Dean Howells
Sonnet LXXI / William Shakespeare
Remember / Christina Rossetti
The unquiet grave
The day after death / Linda Hartman
Ancestors [excerpt] / William Maxwell
The English teacher [excerpt] / R. K. Narayan
A bridge for passing [excerpt] / Pearl Buck
Wuthering Heights [excerpt] / Emily Brontë
Requiem / Carl Bode
Infidelity / Olga Berggolts
In this new year / Mary Jane Moffat
The thirties [excerpt] / Edmund Wilson
The visit / Phil George
Methought I saw my late espousèd saint / John Milton
On the death of Emperor Tenj
Zone / Louise Bogan
Sonnet on Catherine Wordsworth / William Wordsworth
Remembrance / Emily Brontë
The grandmother / Gérard de Nerval
Counting / Peter Everwine
Disappearance / Willis Barnstone
Brooding grief / D. H. Lawrence
A letter from the Caribbean / Barbara Howes
My mother's house / Colette
Oft in the stilly night / Thomas Moore
341 / Emily Dickinson
The last hiding places of snow / Galway Kinnell
Ecce Puer / James Joyce
Pause / Witter Bynner
Sorrow / Josephine Miles
The fathers / Ann Stanford
How it is / Maxine Kumin
The truth the dead know / Anne Sexton
After a death / Sandra Gilbert
She dwelt among the untrodden ways / William Wordsworth
The diary of Virginia Woolf [excerpt] / Virginia Woolf
On the death of Anne Brontë / Charlotte Brontë
A woman mourned by daughters / Adrienne Rich
The duchess of Malfi [excerpt] / John Webster
Maud [excerpt] / Lord Alfred Tennyson
Requiem / Frank O'Connor
Being human / Ruth Stone
To Senna Hoy / Else Lasker-Schüler
Goodnight, Willie Lee, I'll see you in the morning / Alice Walker
An elegy / Yüan Chên
The shortest day / William Dickey
Lament / Edna St. Vincent Millay
For deLawd / Lucille Clifton
Death and widowhood / Daphne du Maurier
Personal memories / Lily Pincus
The dream below the sun [excerpt] / Antonio Machado
No longer than a sigh [excerpt] / Anne Philipe
Grief and joy [excerpt] / Frederic Lawrence Knowles
Widow's supper / Mary Jane Moffat
Hope : a loss survived [excerpt] / Richard Meryman
A widow in wintertime / Carolyn Kizer
Widow / Dorothy Livesay
Leftover life to kill [excerpt] / Caitlin Thomas
Haiku / Taniguchi Buson
In mourning for his dead wife / P'An Yueh
A grief observed [excerpt] / C. S. Lewis
P'u-Shen Sheng man / Li Ch'ing Chao
A book about my mother [excerpt] / Toby Talbot
The house of life [excerpt] / Dante Gabriel Rossetti
May and death / Robert Browning
Elegy / Robert Bridges
The widow's lament in springtime / William Carlos Williams
Spring and fall : to a young child / Gerard Manley Hopkins
Gilgamesh [excerpt] / Herbert Mason
The portrait / Stanley Kunitz
The period of mourning / William Maxwell
Self portrait 2 / Tove Ditlevsen
My grandfather's death / Vicente Aleixandre
First death / Donald Justice
The lesson / Edward Lucie-Smith
Elegy for Jane / Theodore Roethke
Bells for John Whiteside's daughter / John Crowe Ransom
On an infant dying as soon as born / Charles lamb
Requiem 1935-1940 [excerpt] / Anna Akhmatova
The eldest child / Maeve Brennan
Home burial / Robert Frost


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