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Fathers and Sons: An Anthology

Fathers and Sons: An Anthology

by Alberto Manguel
     
 
Men are both fathers and sons. This fundamental relationship is the subject of these twenty moving, loving, and insightful short stories. Renowned anthologist Alberto Manguel has selected a diverse group of the world's best modern writers to explore this powerful connection. Evocative and memorable, Fathers & Sons will pull you into a literary world both

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Men are both fathers and sons. This fundamental relationship is the subject of these twenty moving, loving, and insightful short stories. Renowned anthologist Alberto Manguel has selected a diverse group of the world's best modern writers to explore this powerful connection. Evocative and memorable, Fathers & Sons will pull you into a literary world both familiar and dark, witty and revealing.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
One of the most powerful and influential of human relationships is between parent and child. In Mothers and Daughters and Fathers and Sons, anthologist Manguel explores this complex bond through a number of international writers, some well known and others less so. Manguel is the editor of six literary anthologies and author of A History of Reading (LJ 7/96). In Mothers and Daughters he includes short stories from such notables as Daphne du Maurier, Louise Erdrich, and Katherine Mansfield. These stories reveal women struggling to understand and adjust to their roles in that most mysterious of human relationships. In "Rachel and Her Children" Frances Newman tells of a mother who, after being pushed aside by her beautiful and socially prominent daughter, cherishes her increased status since the daughter's death. Fathers and Sons features such writers as William Faulkner, Steven Crane, Franz Kafka, Bruno Schulz, and Ben Okri. The typical male themes of war, sports, and the outdoors appear but along with more unusual and introspective pieces. For example, in "Aghwee the Sky Monster" by Kenzaburo Oe, a young composer is haunted by the enlarged vision of his dead infant son. These stories are valuable for the insight they bring to the parent/child relationship and for the broad representation of writers included. Strongly recommended for all public libraries.Nancy R. Ives, SUNY at Geneseo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811816304
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Pages:
297
Product dimensions:
6.09(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.91(d)

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