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Good Grief: How To Lose The Ones You Love, Celine Uhl Jan 2017

Good Grief: How To Lose The Ones You Love, Celine Uhl

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

This thesis attempts to contextualize my individual experience of grief within a historical and cultural conversation about death, dying, and grieving more broadly. My father died at age 60 as the result of a failed liver transplant following years of alcoholic cirrhosis and hepatitis C. I was 16 at the time of his death, and in the room when it happened. I explore his death and mine and my family’s grief in piecemeal alongside an ongoing survey of other topics in death and grief which relate to or otherwise inform that experience. The genre of this project is a ...