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The Mother and The Father

Author: Florian Zeller

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571327265

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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The Mother Anne loved the time in her life when she prepared breakfast each morning for her two young children. Years later, spending hours alone, Anne convinces herself that her husband is having an affair. If only her son were to break-up with his girlfriend. He would return home and come down for breakfast. She would put on her new red dress and they would go out. The Mother, in this English translation by Christopher Hampton, was commissioned by the Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath, and premiered in May 2015. Florian Zeller's The Mother was awarded the Moliere Award for Best Play 2011. The Father 'A wonderfully peculiar, quietly stunning depiction of dementia... A controlled, unforgettable portrait of losing your memory.' Times 'A vivid, lucent translation by Christopher Hampton.' Observer 'One of the most acute, absorbing and distressing portraits of dementia I've ever seen.' Daily Telegraph 'A play that constantly confounds expectations and works almost like a thriller, with a sinister Pinteresque edge.' Guardian The Father, in this English translation by Christopher Hampton, was commissioned by the Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath and premiered in October 2014. The production transferred to the Tricycle Theatre, London, in May 2015. Florian Zeller's The Father was awarded the Moliere Award for Best Play 2014.

The Mother and the Father

Dramatic Passages

Author: William Dean Howells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 52

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The Mother and the Father

Author: W. D. Howells

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9781110695898

Category: History

Page: 70

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Sexuality and Mind

The Role of the Father and Mother in the Psyche

Author: Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429919069

Category: Psychology

Page: 182

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This book examine the role of the Oedipus complex in the psyche and relate it to urgent issues of social and cultural life, historical and current."Freud and Female Sexuality" (1975), the first paper included in the present collection, resulted from the debate which followed on the publication of Female Sexuality. The subsequent articles, written after 1983 and, for the most part, unpublished at the time when the author was invited to prepare this volume, cover a wide range of subjects, but are linked to each other and to the opening paper by an underlying theme: The role of the Father and the Mother in the Psyche.

Misgivings

My Mother, My Father, Myself

Author: C. K. Williams

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466880600

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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An intense, refractory memoir by a major poet Misgivings is C. K. Williams's searing recollection of his family's extreme dynamics and of his parents' deaths after years of struggle, bitterness, and inner conflict. Like Kafka's self-revealing Letter to His Father, Misgivings is full of doubt, both philosophical and personal, but as a work of art it is sure and true. Williams's father was an "ordinary businessman"--angry, demanding, addicted to the tension he created with the people he loved; a man who could read the Greek myths aloud to his son yet vowed never to apologize to anybody. His mother was a housewife, a woman with a great capacity for pleasure, who was stoical about the family's dire early poverty yet remained affected by it even when they became well-off. Together, these two formed what Williams calls the "conspiracy that made me who I am." His account of their life together and their deaths--his father's with suicidal despair, and his mother's with calm resignation--is a literary form of the reconciliation the family achieved at the end of his parents' lives. And as literary form it is novel, a series of brilliant short takes, a double helix of experience and recollection. Few contemporary writers have understood their origins so acutely, or so eloquently.

Earth Is My Mother, Sky Is My Father

Space, Time, and Astronomy in Navajo Sandpainting

Author: Trudy Griffin-Pierce

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826316349

Category: History

Page: 240

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To the Navajo, sandpaintings are sacred, living entities that reflect the interconnectedness of all living beings--humans, plants, stars, animals, and mountains. This book, now available in paperback, explores the circularity of Navajo thought in sandpaintings, Navajo chantway myths, and stories reflected in the celestial constellations. Beautifully illustrated by the author, this well-documented book explores the spiritual world of the Navajo, their ceremonial practices, and their conceptions of time and stellar motion. Griffin-Pierce shows how the images of sacred sandpaintings not only communicate the temporal and spatial dimensions of the Navajo universe but also present, in visual form, Navajo ideas about relationships among nature, self, and society. "Griffin-Pierce's approach is highly original, bringing this material together in an innovative and creative manner while grounding it holistically within the context of Navajo world view."--M. Jane Young, author ofSigns from the Ancestors: Zuni Cultural Symbolism and Perceptions of Rock Art

My Mother, My Father

On losing a parent

Author: Susan Wyndham

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1743431902

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

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The loss of a parent is an experience that we all face without any training - relating to a parent through old age and illness; going through the actual death in different circumstances and whether we can help parents to have a good death; the emotional aftermath - shock, grief, relief, the effect on families; funerals, wills and other rituals; clearing out the house and keeping memories alive; recovery and carrying on with life; the longer-term changes in us and our relationship with our parents. Edited by Sydney Morning Herald literary editor, journalist and writer Susan Wyndham, My Mother, My Fatheris a collection of stories from 14 remarkable Australian writers, sharing what it is to feel loss, and all the experiences and memories that create the image of our parents. Contributors include Helen Garner, David Marr, Tom Keneally, Gerard Windsor, Susan Duncan and Caroline Baum. These stories are intimate, honest, moving, sometimes funny, never sentimental, and always well written.

The Love of a Father a Mother and a Son

Author: R. George Riggon

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1467013730

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 148

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Born in Montpelier in the parish of Hanover, Jamaica, during the 1920s, Roland ‘Ron’ Riggan married Lize Patterson and started a family. He joined the exodus of young men going to Britain from the island during the 1950s and drifted into boozing and women. When he fathered a child with an English woman Lize decided that their life would not be thrown away so easily. She raised the passage for their oldest child, Bibs, to travel to Britain in the hope that she would find work and assist Ron to bring over the remaining children. The teenager soon found a husband and fell pregnant. Lize resorted to reach England herself without the prior knowledge of Ron. She then set about working to bring the remaining children to Britain. When Ken had a change of heart and decided to remain on the island in the ministry of the church each of the other children refused to rejoin their parents. Lize fell pregnant at age 40. Upon receiving news that teenage daughter Erva was drifting out of the control, she defied the advice of doctors to travel home by ship. She then resorted to bring Erva back home. Ron returned home to his family but after only a few months, returned to Britain alone and remained apart from his wife for the next thirteen years. The relationship was reconciled when Lize returned to Britain and persuaded Ron to return with her to the island for their retirement. Third oldest child, Vandley, was lost to the family in North Carolina, USA. Her family has continued to live closely in the ethos of care and support.

The Love that Endures - Remembering my Mother and my Father, U.S.S. Arizona's Chaplain at Pearl Harbor

Author: Thomas I. Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1105030660

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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The time was December 7, 1941. The wife and young son of the U.S.S. Arizona's chaplain, Captain Thomas L. Kirkpatrick, were listening to the radio that Sunday afternoon, when suddenly they heard: We interrupt this program to bring you a special news bulletin. The Japanese have attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii by air, President Roosevelt has just announced. The attack also was made on all Naval and Military activities on the principal island, Oahu. The following day, the President made his historic speech to Congress, using language that would galvanize a shocked nation and propel America into war. The same day, the telegram arrived that ended a two-decade-long story about a love that endured numerous lengthy separations while the chaplain was deployed either at sea or at a remote duty station. How this military couple endured these stresses yet kept their marriage alive and vibrant, forms the core of this heartwarming and inspiring story, embedded in the sweep of world-changing historical events.

Is There a Father in the House?

A Handbook for Health and Social Care Professionals

Author: James Torr

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781857759440

Category: Medical

Page: 112

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This book is designed to enable and encourage health professionals and family support workers to include fathers in the process of their work. It focuses on the enormous potential value of accessing men at a time they are known to be particularly receptive - before and after the birth - within the context of providing solutions in the debate about problematic aspects of masculinity and fatherhood. It looks at how important the father's role is within the family environment, and how fathers should be encouraged to take part in the upbringing of their children.

My Father Married Your Mother

Dispatches from the Blended Family

Author: Anne Burt

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393329834

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 283

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A collection of essays by some of today's top writers on the intricacies of today's stepfamilies includes Andrew Solomon's thoughts about his relationship with his stepmother, Kate Christensen's celebration of her stepfather's guidance, and Phyllis Rose's observations about her second husband's stepparent qualities. Reprint.

Dress Codes

Of Three Girlhoods--My Mother's, My Father's, and Mine

Author: Noelle Howey

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9781429975636

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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"There's no news like hearing irrefutable proof that you're not the sole cause of your parents' woes, your father's drinking, your unshakable feeling that you're not put together quite right and finding out the problem all along was your father's unrequited yearning for angora." —Noelle Howey from Dress Codes Throughout her childhood in suburban Ohio, Noelle struggled to gain love and affection from her distant father. In compensating for her father's brusqueness, Noelle idolized her nurturing tomboy mother and her conservative grandma who tried to turn her into "a little lady." At age 14, Noelle's mom told her the family secret straight out: "Dad likes to wear women's clothes." As Noelle copes with a turbulent adolescence, further confused by the male and female role models she had as a girl, her father begins to metamorphose into the loving parent she had always longed for—only now outfitted in pedal pushers and pink lipstick. Could becoming a woman make her father a completely different person? With edgy humor, courage, and remarkable sensitivity, Noelle Howey challenges all of our beliefs in what constitutes gender and a "normal" family.

Off the Radar

A Father's Secret, a Mother's Heroism, and a Son's Quest

Author: Cyrus Copeland

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698170725

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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A spy story, a mystery, a father-son heartbreaker: Cyrus Copeland seeks the truth about his father, an American executive arrested in Iran for spying at the time of the 1979 hostage crisis, then put on trial for his life in a Revolutionary Court. As a young boy living in Tehran in 1979, Cyrus Copeland—child of an American father and Iranian mother—never dreamed that his dad, an employee of Westinghouse, would be in danger for his life. That is, until the moment his father was arrested on espionage charges and put on trial in a Revolutionary Court. Almost simultaneously, more than fifty other Americans were taken hostage at the U.S. Embassy by Islamist militants, an event that has recently captivated the world again with the success of the book and film Argo. With the hostage crisis receiving most of the attention from the media and White House, it was largely left to Copeland’s mother and family to negotiate his father’s reprieve from the firing squad. Now, more than thirty years later, Copeland sets out to find the truth about his father and his role in the Iranian hostage crisis. Was he in fact an intelligence operative—a weapons-system expert—caught red-handed by the Iranian regime, or was he innocent all along? Part mystery, part reportage, and part detective work, Copeland’s brilliantly original family epic is a powerful memoir and adventure. From the Hardcover edition.

Dreams from My Father

A Story of Race and Inheritance

Author: Barack Obama

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307394125

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father—a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man—has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey—first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother’s family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father’s life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance. Pictured in lefthand photograph on cover: Habiba Akumu Hussein and Barack Obama, Sr. (President Obama's paternal grandmother and his father as a young boy). Pictured in righthand photograph on cover: Stanley Dunham and Ann Dunham (President Obama's maternal grandfather and his mother as a young girl). From the Trade Paperback edition.

Absent Mothers and Orphaned Fathers

Narcissism and Abjection in Lessing's Aesthetic and Dramatic Production

Author: Susan E. Gustafson

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814325032

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 314

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Gustafson provides a comprehensive overview of Lessing's comments on the structure and purpose of the domestic tragedy within the context of his Laokoon essay, demonstrating that the fundamental psychic-deep structures informing his aesthetic and dramatic production are male narcissism and the abjection of the woman/the mother. As opposed to earlier studies of gender/generic questions in Lessing's dramas, this analysis explicates the theoretical basis for the rigid codification of gender which informs Lessing's fictional symbolic order.

The Role of the Father in Child Development

Author: Michael E. Lamb

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470599969

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 672

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The Definitive reference on the important role fathers play in child development today Edited by Dr. Michael Lamb—the recognized authority on the role of fathers in child development, The Role of the Father in Child Development, Fifth Edition brings together contributions from international experts on each subject to provide a thorough and current summary of the state of fatherhood across cultures, classes, economic systems, and family formations. This classic guide offers a single-source reference for the most recent findings and beliefs related to fathers and fatherhood. This thoroughly updated new edition provides the latest material on topics such as: The effects of divorce Fathers from low-income backgrounds Stepfathers’ lives: exploring social context and interpersonal complexity Social policy Gay fathers Fatherhood and masculinity The definitive book on when, why, and how fathers matter to their children and families, The Role of the Father in Child Development, Fifth Edition is an essential reference for all mental health professionals who endeavor to understand and support fathers in becoming positive influences in their children’s development.

Victorian Women, Unwed Mothers and the London Foundling Hospital

Author: Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441194541

Category: History

Page: 272

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This volume seeks to address the questions of poverty, charity, and public welfare, taking the nineteenth-century London Foundling Hospital as its focus. It delineates the social rules that constructed the gendered world of the Victorian age, and uses 'respectability' as a factor for analysis: the women who successfully petitioned the Foundling Hospital for admission of their infants were not East End prostitutes, but rather unmarried women, often domestic servants, determined to maintain social respectability. The administrators of the Foundling Hospital reviewed over two hundred petitions annually; deliberated on about one hundred cases; and accepted not more than 25 per cent of all cases. Using primary material from the Foundling Hospital's extensive archives, this study moves methodically from the broad social and geographical context of London and the Foundling Hospital itself, to the micro-historical case data of individual mothers and infants.

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