Jeffrey Berman is professor of English at the University of Albany. His books include Risky Writing: Self-Disclosure and Self-Transformation in the Classroom, Surviving Literary Suicide, and Diaries to an English Professor: Pain and Growth in the Classroom, all published by the University of Massachusetts Press.
"Jeffrey Berman's examination of each partner's writings gives this book its unique perspective. I know of no other work like his in thanatology; Companionship in Grief will make a significant contribution to persons interested in death, dying, and bereavement." -- David Balk "This is a book that will be interesting to theorists of grief and grieving and to critics of contemporary British and American literature while at the same time appealing to general readers who have themselves experienced crucial losses--or fear them." -- Sandra M. Gilbert