Fathers and Children

Fathers and Children

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A compilation of poems, quotations, and prose excerpts complemented by scores of paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures expresses a diverse range of reflections on fatherhood as seen by fathers and their children.Fatherhood can be (o) sobering, as Donald Hall describes it in the poem aquot;My Son , My Executioner, aquot; but childhood may be sober also, as we see in Elinor Wyliea#39;s poem about her Puritan ancestors. The poet ... (q) Demanding experiences are described by F. Scott Fitzgerald, who felt that he had to be a father to his wife as well as to his daughter. ... For example, Gwendolyn Brooks writes in remembrance of her deceased father: aquot;He who was Goodness, Gentleness, and Dignity is free.

Title:Fathers and Children
Author:Charles Sullivan
Publisher:ABRAMS - 1995


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