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A Voice Still HeardSelected Essays of Irving Howe$
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Irving Howe and Nina Howe

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300203660

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300203660.001.0001

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Reflection on the Death of My Father {1982}

Reflection on the Death of My Father {1982}

(p.363) Reflection on the Death of My Father {1982}
A Voice Still Heard

Irving Howe

Yale University Press

This chapter presents Irving Howe's 1982 essay “Reflection on the Death of My Father,” in which he talks about the death of his father in a deeply poignant, conflicted, and touching manner. He admits that he could not speak “words of love” because he did not love his father as a man, yet he was overwhelmed with emotion at the thought of his decades of suffering and endurance.

Keywords:   father, Irving Howe, death, suffering, love, Reflection on the Death of My Father

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