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Publisher Comments:

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 wecan 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 slywit.

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Fifteen narratives by the acclaimed writer focus on the art and processes of aging and living and dying, the implacable strength of age, the passing of identity, and the importance of witnessing death

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307779205
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Author:
Fisher, Mary Frances Kennedy
Author:
Fisher, M. F. K.
Subject:
Literary Collections : Essays
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19840512
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
256

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