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|ISBN:||9781451668551 1451668554 9781451668568 1451668562 9781451668575 1451668570|
|Description:||345 pages ; 23 cm|
|Contents:||Jane Austen, Henry James, and the death of the mother --
Part One: Ireland. W.B. Yeats : new ways to kill your father ; Willie and George ; New ways to kill your mother : Synge and his family ; Beckett meets his afflicted mother ; Brian Moore : out of Ireland have I come, great hatred, little room ; Sebastian Barry's fatherland ; Roddy Doyle and Hugo Hamilton : the dialect of the tribe --
Part two: Elsewhere. Thomas Mann : new ways to spoil your children ; Borges : a father in his shadow ; Hart Crane : escape from home ; Tennessee Williams and the ghost of Rose ; John Cheever : new ways to make your family's life a misery ; Baldwin and "the American confusion" ; Baldwin and Obama : men without fathers.