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Author Hoffman, Richard, 1949-

Title Love & fury : a memoir / Richard Hoffman.

Publication Info. Boston : Beacon Press, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Casa Verdugo Library Non-Fiction    818 Hoffman,R HOF    Available
Description 213 pages ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Summary "With familial relationships at its center, Love & Fury draws connections between past and present, from the author's grandfather, a "breaker boy" sent down into the anthracite mines of Pennsylvania at the age of ten, to his young grandson, whose father is among the estimated one million young black men incarcerated today. In a critique of culture and of self, Hoffman grapples with the way we have absorbed and incorporated the compelling imagery of post-World War II America and its values, especially regarding class, war, women, race, masculinity, violence, divinity, and wealth. A masterful memoirist, Hoffman writes not only to tell a gripping story but also to understand, through his family, the social and ethical contours of American life. At the book's core are the author's questions about boyhood, fatherhood, and grandfatherhood, and about the changing meaning of what it means to be a good man in America, now and into the future"--Dust jacket.
Subject Hoffman, Richard, 1949- -- Family.
Authors, American -- 21st century -- Biography
Added Title Love and fury
ISBN 9780807044711 (hardback)
0807044717 (hardback)

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