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Danticat, Edwidge

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The Art of Death, a series of non-fiction essays by Edwidge Danticat, aims to aid creative writers tackling the question of death in their work. Danticat's essays combine literary analysis, amateur philosophy, and above all, autobiographical anecdotes, maintaining an intimate and sincere tone throughout. As she examines authors such as Toni Morrison, Leo Tolstoy, and Albert Camus, Danticat simultaneously muses on the death of her own mother and its lasting impact on her own life. Ultimately, Danticat's work forces her reader to consider the inevitable death that awaits us all and the life we want to lead before then.

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