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By Laurel Richardson

Betty Frankel Kirschner succumbed to emphysema someday in June. She have been a long term professor at Kent country college, founding member of the feminist caucus in sociology, a political activist, a series smoker. shut good friend Laurel Richardson, a key determine in literary flip in ethnographic writing, saved a daybook, pertaining to their conversations and interactions over Betty’s previous couple of months. wealthy in reminiscence, emotion, goals, and life-and-death judgements, the daybook chronicles the ups and down of a terminally in poor health lady and the influence that sickness has on neighbors, colleagues, and kinfolk alike. Richardson additionally grapples with the ethics of writing deeply own narratives. half memoir, half sociological research, half eulogy to a departed pal, Richardson opens a poignant window into residing an instructional existence, and finishing it.

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