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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Kathleen M O'Connor
|ISBN:||9780800620400 0800620402 9780800699307 0800699300|
|Description:||xii, 179 pages ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Imagining lives : historical context --
Hearts of stone : disasters and their effects --
A relentless quest for meaning : the Book of Jeremiah --
A family comes undone : the metaphor of a broken family --
Fragmented memories of trauma : the war poems --
If only tears were possible : the weeping poems --
Telling a life : biographical stories --
Survive by praying : the confessions --
Encoding catastrophe : the sermons --
Rekindling hope : the little book of consolation --
Running out of strength : endings --
Confusion as meaning-making : the composition of the book.
|Responsibility:||Kathleen M. O'Connor.|
The author shows that although Jeremiah's emotionally wrought language can aggravate readers' memories of pain. The book also documents the ways an ancient community - and the prophet personally - sought to restore their collapsed social world.
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