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Fatherhood: An Anthology

John Lewis-Stempel

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ISBN 13: 978-1-58567-419-0
Trim Size: 6x9

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Fatherhood: An Anthology is, a "literary tool-kit for fathers," addressing such timeless issues as responsibility, fear, and loss-as well as infertility, sports, and the meting out of punishment.

Remarkably wide-ranging in its sources, this anthology covers four thousand years of writing-from 2000 BC to 2000 AD-and includes selections from fiction, personal letters, and Ancient Greek poetry, as well as from eighteenth century childcare manuals, newspaper reports, and The Simpsons. Rousseau, Plath, Freud, and Shakespeare weigh in on fatherhood, as do Bob Dylan, Auberon Waugh, Samuel Coleridge, Franz Kafka, and Johnny Cash.

Divided into sections as diverse as First Love, Fathers and Sons, Daddy's Girl, The Sins of the Father, Experience, and Patrimony, John Lewis-Stempel's unique anthology celebrates the joys of fatherhood and explores the responsibilities and vulnerabilities that accompany this most timeless fact of life. Fatherhood also contains peerless advice from such sources as the Bible and Bill Cosby, and considers how the role of "dad" has changed from Roman times to the present day.

"This is a beautiful anthology any parent or child would benefit from reading it." Sunday Times

John Lewis-Stempel is a writer and stay-at-home dad. His many books include Eye-witness D-Day, The West, Eye-witness World War II, and Eye-witness History and his journalism appears in such publications as The Independent, Time Out, and New Statesman. He lives in Hertfordshire, England with his family.

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