Limit search to available items
Book Cover
E-book
Author Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989.

Title Portrait of A father
Published Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, [2015]
©2015
Online access available from:
EBSCO eBook Academic Collection    View Resource Record  

Copies

Description 1 online resource (96 pages)
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; PORTRAIT OF AFATHER; MORTMAIM; 1 AFTER NIGHT FLIGHT SON REACHES BEDSIDE OF ALREADY UNCONSCIOUS FATHER, WHOSE RIGHT HAND LIFTS IN A SPASMODIC GESTURE, AS THOUGH TRYING TO MAKE CONTACT: 1955; 2 A DEAD LANGUAGE: CIRCA 1885; 3 FOX-FIRE: 1956; 4 IN THE TURPITUDE OF TIME: N.D.; 5 A VISION: CIRCA 1880
Summary One of America's great poets writes of his father, lost through death and discovered again through insistent recollection. A death in the family forces a re-sorting and reshaping of all that we can recall of times and people gone from us as we measure our identities by their remembered images. While prowling in the past, Warren is drawn to likenesses between himself and his father, between himself and others of his family. The poet finds that his father too, in his long silent youth, ventured into the writing of poetry, as have so many, but in time put it away for other things. Gradually this
Notes Print version record
Subject Warren, Robert Franklin.
Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989 -- Family.
Warren family.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Family relationships.
Kentucky -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813156831 (electronic bk.)
9780813156835 (electronic bk.)