Father & I: A Memoir (2020)

Father & I: A Memoir Carlo Gébler Father I A Memoir Carlo G bler s childhood was one of prohibitions no sweets no comics no toys no friends to the house to play a childhood dominated by his father Ernest G bler s belief in discipline and Joseph Stal
  • Title: Father & I: A Memoir
  • Author: Carlo Gébler
  • ISBN: 9780714530642
  • Page: 189
  • Format: Paperback
Father & I: A Memoir Carlo Gébler Carlo G bler s childhood was one of prohibitions no sweets, no comics, no toys, no friends to the house to play a childhood dominated by his father Ernest G bler s belief in discipline and Joseph Stalin Ernest G bler was a writer whose novel The Plymouth Adventure was made into a film starring Spencer Tracy But when Carlo G bler s mother Edna O Brien eclipsed her husbaCarlo G bler s childhood was one of prohibitions no sweets, no comics, no toys, no friends to the house to play a childhood dominated by his father Ernest G bler s belief in discipline and Joseph Stalin Ernest G bler was a writer whose novel The Plymouth Adventure was made into a film starring Spencer Tracy But when Carlo G bler s mother Edna O Brien eclipsed her husband s literary success, Ernest G bler convinced himself that he was the writer of her books, a strain which broke the family up After years of silence, Carlo finally discovered both the truth about his father and feelings which he had not known himself capable of You cannot change the past, but with understanding you can sometimes draw the poison out of it Born in Dublin in 1954, Carlo G bler has written nine books, dramatisations for theatre, and radio.
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  1. Dhanaraj Rajan

    May be three and half stars You can t change the past but, with understanding, you can sometimes draw the poison out of it The memoir begins and ends with the above said statement That is the summery and the plan of he book.This is the memoir by Carlo Gebler who is the son of Ernest Gebler and Edna O brien and it concerns mainly with the relationship that Carlo had with his father Father son relationship is an interesting theme and an interesting relationship It can not be classified as one comm [...]

  2. Ali

    How funny it is that books you have on mnt tbr for ages and ages and constantly overlook in favour of other books, turn out to be absolutely marvelous.I bought this probably in a charity shop because I recognised the name of the author I had not that long before read one of his novels What I didn t realise then, was that Carlo Gebler is the son of Edna O Brien This is a very well written memoir, honest, even and this is surprising becoming sympatetic toward a man who at best was cruel and diffic [...]

  3. Angela

    4.5 overall but so well written it s close to 5.Gebler tries to keep to just his interactions and relationship with his father and only what he remembers, not the impressions of others It covers his childhood until he opts to leave his father , aged 11, after his parents separation Then some schooling , private, state and boarding, mostly happy His time with his father was almost always full of tension and anxiety induced by his father Ernest s unrealistic expectations of him and from trying to [...]

  4. Simon

    daddy didn t love me, currently reading this, got it for 50 cents in cork during our ill fated campaign from that good book shop just past the bridge on the way to the street where the jazz festival is on and the isaacs hostel.i find these things interesting even if perhaps not likeable, similar vein to hugo hamiltons 2 memoirs to date, what ireland was like what it was like having a slightly mundane and yet also slightly bizare irish english foreign influenced upbringing the reasons are pretty [...]

  5. Rosaleen

    This is a great book in helping you understand past relationships with parents Carlo Gebler s story was one where the little boy himself spent his boyhood being quite sad because of the difficult relationship with his father Only now when he is older and having delved into his father s background does he understand his father It doesn t excuse his father s nastiness but as he says it helps take the poison out of it Worth reading.

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