ISBN10: 0394723856 ISBN13: 9780394723853 Publisher: Vintage Books Published: May 1 1984 Pages: 243 Weight: 0.65lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
In these fifteen remarkable stories, M.F.K. Fisher, one of the most admired writers of our time, embraces the coming of old age. With a saint to guide us, she writes, perhaps we can accept in a loving way the inevitable visits of a possibly nagging harpy like Sister Age But in the stories, it is the human strength in the unavoidable encounter with the end of life that Fisher dramatizes so powerfully. Other themes--the importance of witnessing death, the marvelous resilience of the old, the passing of vanity--are all explored with insight, sympathy and, often, a sly wit.