GRIEF and DEPRESSION
Disease or the Human Condition?
November 15, 2007
Scottish Poet Douglas Dunn reads from Elegies, Whitbread Book of the Year
Douglas Dunn wrote Elegies after his wife’s death from cancer in 1981. His volume of poetry, described as the finest poetic work on grief since Tennyson’s In Memoriam, was chosen as the Whitbread Book of the Year, one of Britain’s highest literary honors. Dunn, an acclaimed poet, playwright, and frequent contributor to The New Yorker, is Professor of English Studies at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.