Category Archives: Father and Son

STIFLING PURITANS — Burk’s response to Father and Son

[NOTE — Burk sent the following to me via email and I am posting it here for him, Ron] I hesitate to follow the eloquent childhood descriptions of my eminent book club associates. But fools rush in ……. My life … Continue reading

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David Smith’s Post-Discussion Father and Son Thoughts

David Smith emailed me the following Father and Son post-discussion contribution: —————————————————– Bert My father left Cunard in 1962 the year I left for America. He had been threatening to leave the sea for years but the impact of jet … Continue reading

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A Litany of Associations

Few words have more connotative power in the English language than “father” and “mother.” When any of us reads a memoir or autobiography, we consciously, and subconsciously, compare our own relationships with our mother and father with the author’s parental … Continue reading

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A Father and Son Theory of Mind

In recent years, academic developmental psychologists have emphasized a developmental milestone related to what is referred to by the technical term, Theory of Mind (TOM). Although Gosse does not use that term (he is writing decades before the term was … Continue reading

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Edmund Gosse, Father and Son: A Study of Two Temperaments

At our January 8, 2013 meeting, we will discuss David Smith’s selection: Edmund Gosse’s Father and Son: A Study of Two Temperaments, originally published in 1907.

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