Academic journal article Pennsylvania Literary Journal

Eulogies to Fathers and Fatherhood

Academic journal article Pennsylvania Literary Journal

Eulogies to Fathers and Fatherhood

Article excerpt

Eulogies to Fathers and Fatherhood Stephanie G'Schwind, Editor. Man in the Moon: Essays on Fathers & Fatherhood. Fort Collins: The Center for Literary Publishing: Colorado State University, 2014. Literature/ Essays. ISBN: 978-1-885635-36-8.

The "Introduction" explains that this collection of essays was begun when the editor, G'Schwind, published some essays on the topic of fathers, and then invited other writers to bring in their own essays on this topic to create a book-length collection. She explains that her interest in the topic sprang out of sadness and loss. The back cover doesn't do a good job summarizing what else these essays have in common, but the last paragraph of the "Introduction" does a pretty good job putting it all together: "Many of these essays are painful. Fathers are dying or have died, and in one, a boy slips forever from his father's hands; some fathers are angry and neglectful, though some gentle and loving; and some are just not there at all. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.