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Sister Age

Author: M F K Fisher
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1984, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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In these fifteen remarkable stories, M.F.K. Fisher embraces age as St. Francis welcomed Brother Pain. With a saint to guide us, she writes in her Forewod, perhaps we can accept in a loving way 'the inevitable visits of a possibly nagging harpy like Sister Age.' But in these stories, it is the human strength in the unavoidable encounter with the end of life that Mrs. Fisher dramatizes so powerfully.
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Genre/Form: Short stories, American
Fiction
Named Person: Ursula von Ott; Ursula von Ott
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M F K Fisher
ISBN: 0394723856 9780394723853
OCLC Number: 10122074
Description: vi, 243 pages ; 21 cm
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 embraces age as St. Francis welcomed Brother Pain. With a saint to guide us, she writes in her Forewod, perhaps we can accept in a loving way 'the inevitable visits of a possibly nagging harpy like Sister Age.' But in these stories, it is the human strength in the unavoidable encounter with the end of life that Mrs. Fisher dramatizes so powerfully.

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