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Living in the land of limbo : fiction and poetry about family caregiving / Carol Levine, editor.

  • Levine, Carol, 1934-
Date
2014
  • Books

About this work

Description

"The first anthology of short stories and poems about family caregivers. The authors explore caregivers' experiences as they deal with family conflicts, the complexities of the health care system, and the impact of their choices on their lives and the lives of others"--

Publication/Creation

Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, 2014.

Physical description

ix, 281 pages ; 27 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references.

Contents

Introduction: Family caregivers in fiction and poetry / Carol Levine -- Children of aging parents. Diem Perdidi / Julie Otsuka ; Whosoever: the language of mothers and sons / Rick Moody ; The third dumpster / Gish Jen ; Water / Li-Young Lee ; Lucky / Tony Hoagland ; Fathers and sons / David Mason ; Yesterday / W.S. Merwin ; Ode to meaning / Robert Pinsky ; Buckdancer's choice / James Dickey ; Where the groceries went / Raymond Carver -- Husbands and wives. Mrs. Cassidy's last year / Mary Gordon ; We are nighttime travelers / Ethan Canin ; The ship pounding / Donald Hall ; The sick wife / Jane Kenyon ; Alzheimer's: the wife / C.K. Williams ; Alzheimer's: the husband / C.K. Williams ; The bear came over the mountain / Alice Munro ; Thoreau's laundry / Ann Harleman ; The yawn / Rachel Hadas ; Mrs. Dumpty / Chana Bloch ; Visiting hours are over / Chana Bloch ; He read to her / Anne Brashler -- Parents and sick children. How to win / Rosellen Brown ; People like that are the only people her / Lorrie Moore ; Children's ward / Sarah Day ; Parents support group / Dick Allen ; Starter / Amy Hanridge -- Relatives, loves, and friends. The closet / Allegra Goodman ; The caregiver / Eugenia Collier ; Atlantis / Mark Doty ; Oceanic Hotel, Nice / Tereze Glück -- Pain caregivers. A pension plan / Ha Jin ; A bad day for Pisces / Fran Pokras Yariv ; Wheelchair / Lewis Nordan ; God's goodness: a short story / Marjorie Kemper.

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • Location

    History of Medicine CBX.AI

    Access

    Open shelves

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Identifiers

ISBN

  • 9780826519696
  • 0826519695