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On Visiting Our Dead
Masters of Fine Arts Program, Manhattanville College, 2900 Purchase Street, Purchase, New York, 10577, NY, USA
Lancaster Street, Cambridge, MA 02104, USA
Boynton Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, USA
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Received: 31 May 2013; in revised form: 29 July 2013 / Accepted: 30 July 2013 / Published: 5 August 2013
Abstract: A redefining of the meaning of death and grief: this essay explores a rejection of conventional ideas about mourning and describes the experiences of two daughters after they have lost their beloved father. In the one case, it is an evocation of his spirit that feels like a conversation and, in the other, visits by the father to the daughter through palpable signs.
Keywords: mourning; death; sadness; feral; St. Francis; irrational; Holy Ghost; dread; skywriting; cemetery
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Herman, J.C.; Mudd, L.; Mudd, A. On Visiting Our Dead. Religions 2013, 4, 358-366.
Herman JC, Mudd L, Mudd A. On Visiting Our Dead. Religions. 2013; 4(3):358-366.
Herman, Joanna C.; Mudd, Lucia; Mudd, Anna. 2013. "On Visiting Our Dead." Religions 4, no. 3: 358-366.