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Our Fathers: Reflections by Sons

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No one questions that men are profoundly influenced by their fathers, but the shape and substance of that influence varies with each family. In this, the first anthology of nonfiction prose to explore this issue in depth, editor Steven Shepherd has collected a diverse and invariably compelling group of narratives about sons and their fathers.

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Paperback, 304 pages
Published July 26th 2002 by Beacon Press (first published 2002)
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Tim Hoiland
Jun 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: essay, memoir, 2020
A collection of essays about being sons. These authors’ relationships with their dads range from good to bad to downright ugly. There’s some joy and humor here, mixed with anger and a generous serving of pathos. James Baldwin’s opening essay and its vivid account of his father’s funeral – set against the backdrop of the Harlem Riot of 1943 – is an evocative piece of writing I won’t soon forget.
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