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UNLV Professor Doug Unger Shares His Experiences With Death

 

Douglas Unger is the author of four novels, including Leaving the Land, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and a longtime writing professor at UNLV. Unger has also published a book of short fiction and has been a Fulbright Scholar in Comparative Literature.

But what he hasn’t written about, or talked a lot about is his difficult personal encounters with death. Unger says the deaths of his wife and aunt had a big impact on him. But it’s providing those last few weeks of care before the death of his brother that has left the most scares.

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Douglas Unger, author and professor with UNLV’s English Department .

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