Act Well Your Part: A Tribute to David W. Wiley

Act Well Your Part: A Tribute to David W. Wiley

by Anna K. Wiley

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ISBN-13: 9781941799024
Publisher: Pen & Publish
Publication date: 10/17/2014
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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Act Well Your Part: A Tribute to David W. Wiley 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Priscilla0 More than 1 year ago
This book is a memoir of her theater professor husband, a love story, and a recital of the medical miscommunication in the last days of his life that led to her widowhood after a long , close, and interesting marriage.  The medical miscommunication section comes first and it is a section with which every caretaker of the elderly can emphasize and from which every caretaker can learn. Here the writing is a cross between medical transcription and deep felt concern.  The  brief section on the grief that followed gains poignancy from  its modern poetry form and from its very brevity. The love story  intertwined of what it means to be a theater professor and a liberal in the south takes up  as it should the greater part of the book and here the writing is both lyrical and thoughtful.  We  get a glimpse of  how the early civil rights movement   worked for individuals who were in the midst of family and careers as well as history.  There is also much insight into how families worked in the late fifties and early sixties, not as patriarchal or feminist particularly, but as joint  enterprises working for a common goal, even if that meant playing different roles.  The similarity to a theatrical production are telling, but this is, after all a tribute to a theater professor.  I enjoyed reading the book very much; I wish I could have learned more about all the events from David Wiley's own perspective, but the documents for that do not exist,  I was grateful for the insight I had gained into him and into that time period.