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Fatherhood - Poems about Fathers

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From Homer to Shakespeare all aspects of the father and child relationship are captured in this beautiful collection of poems. A perfect gift for all fathers on their special day.

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Fatherhood - Poems about Fathers by

A celebration of fathers and fatherhood, this one-of-a-kind anthology features the richly varied voices of daughters and sons, and of fathers and grandfathers themselves.

From eleventh-century Chinese poet Su Tung-p'o's witty "On the Birth of His Son" to Dylan Thomas's poignant "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night," from Sylvia Plath's searing poem "Daddy" to Yeats's tender "A Prayer for My Daughter," from Homer to Seamus Heaney, from Shakespeare to Milosz, the poets and poems collected here range across cultures and centuries and speak to birth, death, and all the facets of the father-child relationship. Gratitude, tenderness, and awe infuse some of the poems. Others express anger or sorrow. Many are moving tributes to the first man in a child's life. And each one conveys the profound nature of fatherhood.

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Publication date

7th June 2007

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Publisher

Everyman's Library

Format

Hardback
256 pages

Categories

Advice on parenting

ISBN

9781841597713

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