Fatherhood: Men Write About Fathering by Edited by Sean French lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Virago, 1992, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: This was the question put to sixteen poets, novelists, journalists and essayists. Unlike motherhood, fatherhood must always be something of an assumption and perhaps for this reason it is an idea that everyone must create for themselves. Does fatherhood, as the poet Michael Hofmann suggests, aspire to the condition of motherhood, or is it, as Roger Scruton provocatively argues, something radically and necessarily opposed, representing a concept of law and authority that has been under threat since the enlightenment?
Every father must also be a son and Mervyn Jones writes of being the son of Ernest Jones, the father of British psychoanalysis, Noah Richler about the pains of emulating his father, Mordecai. Gabriel Josipovici searches for an absent father while Laurie Flynn travels to Scotland and Julian Henriques goes to Jamaica to discover the countries that bred the passions of their now deceased fathers.
Tim Hilton reflects that paternity teaches you about the ends of life, but whatever the lessons, and whatever the results as the traditional family structure shifts and stretches, the pieces collected here run the gamut of anger, sorrow, delight, resentment, frustration and love. The emotional minefield of fathering has never been so arrestingly explored.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper.
Black boards with Red titling to the Spine. 120 pages. 9½” x 6¼”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Anthology category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!