Time Lived, Without Its Flow Hardback
by Denise Riley
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'One of the most eloquent thinkers about our life in language' The Sunday TimesTime Lived, Without Its Flow is a beautiful, unflinching essay on the nature of grief from critically acclaimed poet Denise Riley.
From the horrific experience of maternal grief Riley wrote her celebrated collection Say Something Back, a modern classic of British poetry.
This essay is a companion piece to that work, looking at the way time stops when we lose someone suddenly from our lives.
The first half is formed of diary-like entries written by Riley after the news of her son's death, the entries building to paint a live portrait of loss.
The second half is a ruminative post script written some years later with Riley looking back at the experience philosophically and attempting to map through it a literature of consolation.
Written in precise and exacting prose, with remarkable insight and grace this book will form kind counsel to all those living on in the wake of grief.
A modern-day counterpart to C. S. Lewis's A Grief Observed. Published widely for the first time since its original limited release, this revised edition features a special introduction by Max Porter, author of Grief is A Thing With Feathers. 'Her writing is perfectly weighted, justifies its existence' - Guardian
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- Pages:96 pages
- Publisher:Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date:03/10/2019
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