Sunday, June 16, 2019

Ten top books about fathers

Sam Miller was born and brought up in London, but has spent much of his adult life in India. His books include Fathers, an account of his own father, the editor, writer, critic and academic Karl Miller.

One of Miller's top ten books about fathers, as shared at the Guardian:
And When Did You Last See Your Father? by Blake Morrison

This 1993 portrait of Morrison’s father is often said to have inspired a generation of confessional writing. It has a superb opening scene, involving a long queue of cars outside a motor racing track, during the course of which key elements of Arthur Morrison’s character are established. And it gets better and better, funnier and sadder.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue