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The father

Author: Sharon Olds
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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The Father is a sequence of poems, a daughter's vision of a father's illness and death. It chronicles these events in a connected narrative, from the onset of the illness to reflections in the years after the death. The poems are impelled by a passion to know and a freedom to follow wherever the truth may lead, and it goes into areas of feeling and experience rarely entered in poetry ... The ebullient language, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Olds, Sharon.
Father.
New York : Knopf, 1992
(OCoLC)623224197
Print version:
Olds, Sharon.
Father.
New York : Knopf, 2013
(DLC) 91035719
(OCoLC)24543273
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Olds
ISBN: 9780307760739 0307760731
OCLC Number: 869501331
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed January 23, 2014).
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Sharon Olds.

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The Father is a sequence of poems, a daughter's vision of a father's illness and death. It chronicles these events in a connected narrative, from the onset of the illness to reflections in the years after the death. The poems are impelled by a passion to know and a freedom to follow wherever the truth may lead, and it goes into areas of feeling and experience rarely entered in poetry ... The ebullient language, the startling images, the sense of connectedness seize us immediately. Sharon Olds transforms a harsh reality with truthfulness, with beauty, with humor'and without bitterness. The deep pain in The Father arises from a death, and from understanding a life. But there is joy as well. In the end, we discover we have been reading not a grim accounting but an inspiriting tragedy, transcending the personal.

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