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What do we talk about when we talk about death? This week in #LitChat MediaMonday we’re discussing death in literature. Why is it so prevalent in literature, theater and film? How does it influence our reading choices? Why does it creep into our writing? What books featuring death helped you grieve? Media resources for this week’s topic are both drawn from The Huffington Post.

Death Did Me a Favor
Carolyn Burns Bass, August 20, 2014

Learning About Life from the Woman Who Taught Us About Death
Diane Gray, August 15, 2014

The Golem and the JinniLater This Week in #LitChat

Wednesday Guest Host: Helene Wecker, author of the international bestseller The Golem and the Jinni, a powerful story of immigration, assimilation, and awakenings.

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