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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.

Fatherhood - Poems about Fathers Synopsis

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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Book Information

ISBN: 9781841597713
Publication date: 7th June 2007
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 256 pages
Genres: Gift Books,
Categories: Advice on parenting,

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