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ISBN: 9781552453414-07

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The Amateur’s Art

From: The Last Word


This chapter examines repression, avoidance of grief the failing art of Eulogy. Thoughts on changing the art of the eulogy to a depressive rather than lauding form. Embracing grief, pop culture references, and final thoughts on author’s own experience with loss.



Julia Cooper

Julia Cooper has written for the Globe and Mail, the National Post, and Hazlitt magazine, among others. Based in Toronto, Ontario, she recently completed a PhD in English Literature at the University of Toronto.