More Light : Father & Daughter Poems a Twentieth-Century American Selection
The relationship between father and daughter: sweet, adoring, awkward, challenging, and, in More Light, thoroughly explored. Collected here for the first time is a wondrous array of more than eighty contemporary American voices who all have something to say on this eternal theme. They are fathers who dote on their "princesses," fathers who want to turn their daughters into the sons they never had, and fathers who feel cast aside by daughters who have grown. They are daughters who are angry at their hard and distant fathers, daughters who wish to enter the working worlds of their fathers, and daughters who pay loving homage to the first man in their lives.Jason Shinder's previous parent-child volumes have been heralded for their thoughtful selection of outstanding and rarely anthologized poems. Here, in the same tradition, Shinder has brought together the works of such renowned writers as Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, John Berryman, Gwendolyn Brooks, Richard Wilbur, Bob Dylan, Raymond Carver, and Sharon Olds in a sensitive and provocative new collection.
- Paperback | 172 pages
- 132.08 x 200.66 x 15.24mm | 113.4g
- 01 May 1993
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt