Thursday January 23, 2020

A memoir of grief finds some beauty between emotional troughs

2nd June, 2019

Memoir: Once More We Saw Stars: A Memoir, By Jayson Greene, Knopf Publishing, €19.55

Many people have tried to take a run at the grief memoir, with varying degrees of success. Some struggle to articulate the ferocity of the emotion and often find themselves resorting to overly mannered, laboured prose.

On the other hand, writers such as Cheryl Strayed, Joan Didion and Decca Aikenhead have managed the feat masterfully, combining lyrical skill with...

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