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The Resource The father, by Sharon Olds

The father, by Sharon Olds

Label
The father
Title
The father
Statement of responsibility
by Sharon Olds
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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. The radiance and daring that have always distinguished Sharon Olds' work find here their most powerful expression
  • 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 book is, most of all, a series of acts of understanding. The poems are impelled by a passion to know and a freedom to follow wherever the truth may seem to lead. The book goes into areas of feeling and experience rarely entered in poetry. The ebullient language, the startling, far-reaching images, the sense of extraordinary connectedness seize us immediately. Sharon Olds transforms a harsh reality with truthfulness, with beauty, with humor--and without bitterness
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Olds, Sharon
Dewey number
811/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3565.L34
LC item number
F38 1992
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Death
Label
The father, by Sharon Olds
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Waiting -- Nullipara -- The Pulling -- The Glass -- Death and Morality -- The Picture I Want -- The Lumens -- His Terror -- His Stillness -- The Want -- The Lifting -- The Look -- The Struggle -- The Present Moment -- Last Acts -- The Transformed One -- Last Words -- Close to Death -- Wonder -- The Race -- The Request -- Psalm -- My Father's Eyes -- The Last Day -- The Exact Moment of His Death -- His Smell -- The Dead Body -- Death -- The Feelings -- After Death -- What Shocked Me When My Father Died -- Death and Murder -- The Mortal One -- The Urn -- His Ashes -- Beyond Harm -- The Underlife -- One Year -- The Swimmer -- The Exam -- Natural History -- The Cigars -- Parent Visiting Day -- Letter to My Father from 40,000 Feet -- The Pull -- The Ferryer -- The Motel -- I Wanted to Be There When My Father Died -- When the Dead Ask My Father about Me -- To My Father -- Waste Sonata -- My Father Speaks to Me from the Dead
Control code
24543273
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 79 pages
Isbn
9780679740025
Lccn
91035719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1461658
Label
The father, by Sharon Olds
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Waiting -- Nullipara -- The Pulling -- The Glass -- Death and Morality -- The Picture I Want -- The Lumens -- His Terror -- His Stillness -- The Want -- The Lifting -- The Look -- The Struggle -- The Present Moment -- Last Acts -- The Transformed One -- Last Words -- Close to Death -- Wonder -- The Race -- The Request -- Psalm -- My Father's Eyes -- The Last Day -- The Exact Moment of His Death -- His Smell -- The Dead Body -- Death -- The Feelings -- After Death -- What Shocked Me When My Father Died -- Death and Murder -- The Mortal One -- The Urn -- His Ashes -- Beyond Harm -- The Underlife -- One Year -- The Swimmer -- The Exam -- Natural History -- The Cigars -- Parent Visiting Day -- Letter to My Father from 40,000 Feet -- The Pull -- The Ferryer -- The Motel -- I Wanted to Be There When My Father Died -- When the Dead Ask My Father about Me -- To My Father -- Waste Sonata -- My Father Speaks to Me from the Dead
Control code
24543273
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 79 pages
Isbn
9780679740025
Lccn
91035719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1461658

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