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Apr. 18th, 2007

"What is the future of the book? Authors Margaret Atwood, Andrew O'Hagan and Erica Wagner [also reviews ed. of the Sunday Times] and publisher Stephen Page, Chief Executive of Faber & Faber, discuss the brave new world of authors, readers and publishers in the age of new technology." -- Queen Elizabeth Hall, 17.04.07, 19:30

muddled but interesting )
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Here's an interesting review: Ambiguous Loss: Learning to Live With Unresolved Grief. By Pauline Boss. Harvard University Press, 155 pp., $22.

The author identifies two flavours of ambiguous loss -- when the person is physically present but psychologically absent (e.g. Alzheimer's, dementia); and when the person is psychologically present but physically absent. The examples given for the latter on the website include kidnapping, loss in natural / manmade disasters, adoption, absence of divorced parents ... but I wonder if it could be applied to the loss of friends / loved ones whom are known online but not in 'real' life. For example, the death of someone you've never met but have corresponded with, or whose LJ you've read.
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Me: *relaxes on Verandah after I-love-my-job-BUT day at werk*
Me: *with medicinal Cider*
Cats: It's dinner time you haven't fed us you are IGNORING us you don't love us any more can we use your mobile to call RSPCA?
Fox: *saunters round corner of house*
Fox: *sniffs around patio furniture*
Me: *deadstill*
Cats: WTF? What is THAT? It is worse than THE HISSY THING OF TONBRIDGE.
Fox: *wanders unhurriedly up steps to upper garden*
Cats: AAARGH HELP EMERGENCY WILD ANIMAL LOOSE IN GARDEN
Fox: *notices me*
Fox: 'sokay, she doesn't scare me
Fox: *saunters across garden, stopping frequently to gaze curiously at Human*
Fox: *disappears into hedge*
Cats: OMG WTF dinner time, did we mention?

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