Daughters: On Family and Fatherhood

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Addison-Wesley, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 234 pages
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In this intimate portrait of life with his two daughters, Early moves beyond the myths and stereotypes surrounding black fathers, black children, and black families, to take an honest, unsentimental, and textured look at raising his children with some form of "racial consciousness".

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DAUGHTERS: On Family and Fatherhood

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Early's mushy, self-conscious essays recounting discussions with his daughters, poems to them, and diary excerpts have the appeal of a stranger's family album. Indeed, Early (Lure and Loathing, 1993 ... Read full review

Daughters: on family and fatherhood

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Early, director of African-American Studies at Washington University and author of numerous books, including Speech and Power: The African-American Essay and Its Cultural Content from Polemics to ... Read full review


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About the author (1994)

Cornell University graduate Gerald Early is an essayist and professor at Washington University. Early was the director of African and Afro-American studies at Washington University and the director of the American Culture Studies Program. He was also named the Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters in Arts and Sciences. His essays have been included in Harpers, The New Republic, and Hungry Mind Review. His books include One Nation Under a Groove: Motown and American Culture, Lure and Loathing: Essays on Race, Identity and Ambivalence of Assimilation, and Body Language: Writers on Sport. Early received the National Book Critics Circle Award for his book The Culture of Bruising: Essays on Literature, Prizefighting, and Modern American Culture.

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