Fatherhood: An Anthology

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John Lewis-Stempel
Overlook Press, Apr 1, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 303 pages
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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 sports and the meting out of punishment. Remarkably wide-ranging in its sources, this anthology covers four thousand years of writing--from 2000 B.C. to 2000 A.D.--and includes selections from fiction, personal letters, and Ancient Greek poetry, as well as 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.

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From Sophocles to Homer Simpson, Lewis-Stempel, a British journalist and anthologist, selects passages that reflect "paternity in all its diversity." Unlike the essays in Great Dads: A Celebration ... Read full review


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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,

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