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Title Man in the moon : essays on fathers and fatherhood / Stephanie G'Schwind.

Published Fort Collins, Colorado : Center for Literary Publishing, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Introduction, Stephanie G'Schwind""; ""Man in the Moon, Bill Capossere""; ""Liminal Scorpions, Carole Firstman""; ""When the Future was Plastic, Deborah Thompson""; ""Stories from the Lost Nation, Brendan Wolfe""; ""When he Falls off a Horse, Debra Gwartney""; ""Son of Mr. Green Jeans, Dinty W. Moore""; ""Memory and Helix, Neil Mathison""; ""The Lion and the Mouse, Gina Frangello""; ""The Slashing, Matthew Ferrence""; ""End of the Line, Jim Kennedy""; ""Survival Stories, Joan Marcus""; ""Thirteen Views of Grief, Donna George Storey""
""The Wisdom of Sons, Thomas White""""Plot: Variations I, II, and III, Robin Black""; ""The Case of the Undone Novel, Richard McCann""; ""The Mechanics of Being, Jerald Walker""; ""Puzzle and Music Box, Dan Beachy-Quick""; ""Contributors""; ""Permissions""; ""Acknowledgments""
Summary "Selected from the country's leading literary journals and publications-Crazyhorse, Colorado Review, The Nervous Breakdown, Creative Nonfiction, Georgia Review, Gulf Coast, The Missouri Review, The Normal School, and others-Man in the Moon brings together essays in which sons, daughters, and fathers explore the elusive nature of this intimate relationship and find unique ways to frame and understand it: through astronomy, arachnology, storytelling, map-reading, television, puzzles, DNA, and so on. In the collection's title essay, Bill Capossere considers the inextricable link between his love of astronomy and memories of his father: "The man in the moon is no stranger to me," he writes. "I have seen his face before, and it is my father's, and his father's, and my own." Other essays include Dinty Moore's "Son of Mr. Green Jeans: A Meditation on Missing Fathers," in which Moore lays out an alphabetic investigation of fathers from popular culture-Ward Cleaver, Jim Anderson, Ozzie Nelson-while ruminating on his own absent father and hesitation to become a father himself. In "Plot Variations," Robin Black attempts to understand, through the lens of teaching fiction to creative writing students, her inability to attend her father's funeral. Deborah Thompson tries to reconcile her pride in her father's pioneering research in plastics and her concerns about their toxic environmental consequences in "When the Future Was Plastic." At turns painfully familiar, comic, and heartbreaking, the essays in this collection also deliver moments of searing beauty and hard-earned wisdom"-- Provided by publisher.
Other author G'Schwind, Stephanie, editor.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Fathers -- Literary collections.
Fatherhood -- Literary collections.
Fathers and sons -- Literary collections.
Fathers and daughters -- Literary collections.
Electronic books.
Literary collections.
Electronic books.
Variant Title Essays on fathers and fatherhood
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