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Sister Age

Author: M F K Fisher
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1984, ©1983.
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In these fifteen remarkable stories, M.F.K. Fisher, one of the most admired writers of our time, embraces age as St. Francis welcomed Brother Pain. With a saint to guide us, she writes in her Foreword, perhaps we can accept in a loving way "the inevitable visits of a possibly nagging harpy like Sister Age" But in the stories, it is the human strength in the unavoidable encounter with the end of life that Mrs. Fisher  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Ursula von Ott; Ursula von Ott
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M F K Fisher
ISBN: 9780307779205 0307779203 1299032265 9781299032262
OCLC Number: 775490708
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Moment of Wisdom --
Answer in the Affirmative --
The Weather Within --
The Unswept Emptiness --
Another Love Story --
The Second Time Around --
The Lost, Strayed, Stolen --
The Reunion --
The Oldest Man --
A Question Answered --
Diplomatic, Retired --
Mrs. Teeters' Tomato Jar --
A Kitchen Allegory --
A Delayed Meeting.
Responsibility: M.F.K. Fisher.

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In these fifteen remarkable stories, M.F.K. Fisher, one of the most admired writers of our time, embraces age as St. Francis welcomed Brother Pain. With a saint to guide us, she writes in her Foreword, perhaps we can accept in a loving way "the inevitable visits of a possibly nagging harpy like Sister Age" But in the stories, it is the human strength in the unavoidable encounter with the end of life that Mrs. Fisher dramatizes so powerfully. Other themes -- the importance of witnessing death, the marvelous resilience of the old, the passing of vanity -- are all explored with insight, sympathy and, often, a sly wit. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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