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Fathers, Sons & Lovers: Men Talk about/West, Peter/Paper/0646288164/S056-D2
Is it easier to be a man today than it was for our fathers? How different are our expectations of boys? To what extent have relationships changed?
The men and boys whose words appear in Fathers, Sons and Lovers allow us a glimpse into their hearts. They talk of important elements of their lives: being a boy, relating to a father, becoming a man, playing sport and relationships with men and women.
In developing this book, Peter West interviewed a wide variety of men who grew up in the decades between the Depression and the 1990s: from footballers to policemen, from railway workers to farmers. Their stories reflect their humour, passions, vitality, wisdom and longings.
To provide a current perspective, he includes a provocative analysis of life for men and boys today as they negotiate the treacherous gender territory of the 1990s.
Fathers, Sons and Lovers is a stimulating voyage through aspects of our recent past. It is written in the hope that it will help all of us better understand the lives of men.