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Losing Andrew: Disenfranchised grief in Shelly Wagner's poetry

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posted on 2022-10-21, 13:58 authored by Christina ThatcherChristina Thatcher

 On first glance, grief seems easy to define: it is simply the sadness or sorrow caused by someone’s death. People who have experienced grief know how difficult it can be. Those who have seen others grieving can imagine the challenges that come with it (Shear & Shair, 2005). But it is this feeling of universality, this ‘easy-to-define-ness’, that makes grief controversial. Despite its universal nature and the proliferation of literature which examines it, there is considerable evidence that the ‘concept of grief is plagued by vagueness and ambiguity’ (Cowles & Rodgers, 1991, p. 119). 

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Scriptum: Creative Writing Research Journal

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University of Jyväskylä

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2018

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  • VoR (Version of Record)

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Thatcher, C. (2018) 'Losing Andrew: Disenfranchised grief in Shelly Wagner's poetry', Scriptum: Creative Writing Research Journal 5 (1) pp 22-46

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  • Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy

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Christina Thatcher

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  • en

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