Looking After by John Daniel
A Son's Memoir

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"There cannot be an intelligent adult to whom this remarkable (and beautifully written) account will not be of value". Denise Levertov"Looking After is about looking inward, a natural history of memory, candid and tender and brave". Terry Tempest WilliamsJohn Daniel explores the delicate terrain of memory and loss as Alzheimer's disease hastens his mother's decline. Struggling with guilt and anger, he pieces together fragmented recollections of both her life and his own. A story of daily burdens, unexpected blessings, and the "deep smile of the spirit".

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Author of eight books of poetry, essays, and memoir, John Daniel has won two Oregon Book Awards for Literary Nonfiction, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. A former Stanford University Wallace Stegner Fellow and Ohio State James Thurber Writer-in-Residence, he lives with his wife Marilyn in the foothills west of Eugene, Oregon.
Published September 1, 1996 by Counterpoint. 262 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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``I knew she was blameless, and yet I blamed her''--universal enough, but then there's more--``because she was what I got for a child.'' Daniel juxtaposes his despair over Zilla with his stillborn hopes for progeny--one among many bitter second guesses--until he relaxes into an aptly delineated e...

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