Re: Generations

RE: GENERATIONS Some of us are parents; all of us are children. And sometimes, the distinctions blur, and we are both at once. Here we present four personal, sometimes deeply painful,...

...Readers may recall the Shamosh short story "The Wheels of the World," which appeared in moment in January-February 1982...
...Four streams of creative energy, flowing along according to four different currents...
...Elaine Starkman, who teaches journal writing in northern California, is author of two small-press poetry books and co-editor of a woman's anthology of peace poems for the 80s...
...Midwesterner Fern Kupfer has written extensively about handicapped children...
...She is currently working on a novel about condominium life...
...A version of the talk she gave at her belated Bat Mitzvah, entitled "Making Miracles: A Partnership," was printed in moment in March 1982...
...Her novel on this subject...
...Getting Together and All the Time There Is...
...His book My Sister the Bride was recently published in English by Massada...
...Before and After Zachariah, was released by Delacorte in 1979...
...Toby Stein, writing from New Jersey, has published two novels...
...Here we present four personal, sometimes deeply painful, perspectivesóon children, on parents, on the generationsóby four writers who would seem, at first glance, to have little in common other than their craft: Amnon Shamosh, Syrian-born and Israeli-raised (he moved to Israel when he was nine), explores his ethnic and cultural background in his widely-read Hebrew works...
...They wrestle, as do we, with memories, with understanding, with resentments, with love...
...The poem printed here is a part o/Spanish Dirvan, a collection which Massada published in Hebrew in 1981...
...all have parents...
...All of them, like all of us, are linked to the previous generation...
...Yet, weaving its way through the works of all four authors is a common thread: All are children...

Vol. 8 • January 1983 • No. 2


 
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