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20th June – Father’s Day


      Father’s Day is celebrated annually on the third Sunday of June in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, India, Pakistan and many other countries. Australia and New Zealand tribute to fathers on the first Sunday of September.

      Father’s Day is a celebration honoring Dads and celebrating fatherhood, and the influence of fathers in society. Different countries celebrate this day on different dates, though more than 111 countries have adopted the U.S. date, which is the third Sunday of June. Father’s Day is analogous to Sibling’s Day, Mother’s Day, Family Day and Parent’s Day in celebrations. Father’s Day is not a United Nations Observance so this Day is not proffered by a specific theme by the UNs.

      Father’s Day is a celebration that honours the role of fathers and forefathers. It is a modern holiday, though the ancient Romans did have a tradition of honouring fathers, every February, but only those who had deceased.

      Around the world, Father’s Day is celebrated on different dates, though the day is celebrated in a similar manner, usually involving giving gifts to fathers and family activities.

Revistă bibliografică virtuală

On this occasion we can offer you some books about the best Fathers:

An obedient father / Akhil Sharma. – United Kingdom : Faber and Faber, London 2002 – 282 p.

Akhil Sharma’s novel is a superb portrait of a man trapped in a role, in the midst of a country in turmoil. On the eve of Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination, one reckless act bares the lifetime of violence and sexual shame behind Ram’s dingy public career and involves him in a farcical, but terrifying, political campaign that could cost him his life. An astonishing character study, a portrait of a family–and a country–tormented by the past, An Obedient Father recalls Dostoyevsky’s guilt-ridden anti-heroes in a debut that is also as fully formed as The Moviegoer.

Fatherland / Robert Harris. – United States : Arrow Books, London 2009 – 386 p.

Robert Harris has recreated in his novel Fatherland the whole structure of a totally corrupt society in a way that makes the flesh creep.

It is twenty years after Nazi Germany’s triumphant victory in World War II and the entire country is preparing for the grand celebration of the Führer’s seventy-fifth birthday, as well as the imminent peacemaking visit from President Kennedy. A powerful and chilling story: the characters are entirely believable.      

Fatherhood / Bill Cosby. – United States : A Dolphin Book, New York 1986 – 178 p.

Fatherhood is pretending that the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope, knowing that you’re in trouble when the child says, “No problem”, thinking that the height of fashion is matching socks, helping your children learn English as a foreign language, not being the boss of the house because you’ve seen the boss’s job and you don’t want it. From one of America’s most beloved funnymen comes a hilarious look at the lighter side of fatherhood.

Under the loving care of the fatherly leader / Martin Bradley. – United States : Martin’s Press, New York 2006 – 874 p.

Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader offers in-depth portraits of North Korea’s two ruthless and bizarrely Orwellian leaders, Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il. Lifting North Korea’s curtain of self-imposed isolation, this book will take readers inside a society, that to a Westerner, will appear to be from another planet. Subsisting on a diet short on food grains and long on lies, North Koreans have been indoctrinated from birth to follow unquestioningly a father-son team of megalomaniacs.

Faith of my fathers: A family memoir / John Mccain. – United States : Random House, New York 1999 – 349 p.

John McCain’s grandfather, a four-star admiral and one of the navy’s greatest commanders, led the strongest aircraft carrier force of the Third Fleet during World War II. McCain’s father, also a four-star admiral, served as commander of all U.S. forces in the Pacific during the Vietnam War. A testament to the power of human endurance, Faith of My Fathers is the story of three men who fought for their country with courage and emerged with their honor intact.

Fathers and Sons / Ivan Turgenev. – United Kingdom : Harmondsworth, Penguin Books 1987 – 295 p.
Fathers and Sons (Russian: «Отцы и дети), also translated more literally as Fathers and Children, is an 1862 novel by Ivan Turgenev, published in Moscow by Grachev & Co. It is one of the most acclaimed Russian novels of the 19th century. The clash between the generations: universal, eternal and here portrayed with overwhelming power and poignancy. A masterpiece of poetic realism, Fathers and Sons received an unusually stormy reception upon its publication in 1861. It explores generational differences and their tragic consequences.

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