Down from Troy: A Doctor Comes of Age / Edition 1

Down from Troy: A Doctor Comes of Age / Edition 1

by Richard Selzer
     
 

This memoir, set in Troy, New York, during the Great Depression of the 1930s and is a classic rite-of-passage tale. Selzer was the son of two strong-willed parents, both of whom tried to shape their son to their own desires and ends. His father, the doctor, wanted his son to be a physician and to follow in his footsteps. His mother, a singer, wanted her son to

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This memoir, set in Troy, New York, during the Great Depression of the 1930s and is a classic rite-of-passage tale. Selzer was the son of two strong-willed parents, both of whom tried to shape their son to their own desires and ends. His father, the doctor, wanted his son to be a physician and to follow in his footsteps. His mother, a singer, wanted her son to become a writer. Richard struggled to choose as his emotions were buffeted by his parents and their persuasive and subtle argumentation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870136030
Publisher:
Michigan State University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Down from Troy

Photographs of Troy
by Peter Josyph

Afterword: The Frayed Rope Bridge of Memory
by Peter Josyph

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