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My father before me a memoir by Chris Forhan

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Irish Americans,
  • Death,
  • Family,
  • Catholics,
  • Fathers,
  • Dysfunctional families,
  • Fathers and sons,
  • American Poets,
  • Suicide,
  • Biography,
  • Psychological aspects,
  • Childhood and youth,
  • Silence

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementChris Forhan
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3556.O7316 Z46 2016
The Physical Object
Pagination310 pages
Number of Pages310
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27212272M
ISBN 101501131265
ISBN 109781501131264
LC Control Number2015034743
OCLC/WorldCa921995094

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In My Father Before Me psychoanalyst Michael J. Diamond firmly establishes fatherhood as an essential event for both the son's and the father's development. With chapters analyzing the father/son relationship throughout the life cycle, and demonstrating the powerful influence between them, Diamond calls for a more inclusive notion of Cited by:   My Father Before Me is a quiet book—part biography of an enigmatic, hardworking man and part memoir of a rising poet. Its themes are the cost of silence, the texture of solitude, and the courage required to move beyond scripted language toward felt : Chris Forhan. These details are important because they help Forhan cinematically recreate the family from which his father absented himself, ultimately by suicide in Who was Ed Forhan? This is the central, animating question driving My Father Before Me, a mystery that continues to haunt his adult children.   My Father Before Me is a family history, an investigation into a death, and a stirring portrait of growing up in an Irish Catholic childhood, all set against a backdrop of America from the Great Depression to the Ramones.

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  This poem was requested by a correspondent. I was - and still am - apprehensive about posting it because it is so personal. Nothing needs to be said about it because it is self-contained and eloquently expressed.   My Father Before Me: A Memoir by Chris Forhan An award-winning poet offers a multi-generational portrait of an American family weaving together the lives of his ancestors, his parents and his own coming of age in the '60s and '70s in the wake of his father’s suicide, in this superbly written, “fiercely honest” (Nick Flynn) memoir. But whoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. deny me. Matthew But he denied before them all, saying, I know not . Get this from a library! My father before me: a memoir. [Chris Forhan] -- "The fifth of eight children, Chris Forhan was born into a family of silence. His mother and father often sat in the same room but exchanged no words. He and his siblings learned, without being told.