A Conversation With Death
Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
From Barthes' "The Death of the Author" to Zambreno’s To Write As If Already Dead, authors have explored how the act of writing communes with the act of dying. As Michael Ondaatje illuminates, "We die containing a richness of lovers and tribes […] We are communal books." Through a combination of discussions, exercises, and readings from Edwidge Danticat, Han Kang, Taiye Selasi, Yasunari Kawabata, and others, this class will explore how writing itself can be a controlled conversation with death.
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Meghan Lamb is the author of COWARD, Failure to Thrive, All of Your Most Private Places, and Silk Flowers. She is a lecturer at the University of Chicago and the nonfiction editor of Nat. Brut, a Whiting Award-winning journal. Go to http://meghanlamb.com/ for more information.
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