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Today I am a boy

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Published by Simon & Schuster in New York .
Written in English



  • Connecticut,
  • Chester (Town)


  • Hays, David -- Religion,
  • Jews -- Connecticut -- Chester (Town) -- Biography,
  • Bar mitzvah

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementDavid Hays.
LC ClassificationsF105.J5 H394 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination255 p. ;
Number of Pages255
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6783425M
ISBN 100743201264
LC Control Number00033905

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Morley Safer In Today I Am a Boy, David Hays proves once again his talents as a writer and a chronicler of the human condition. And he proves deliciously and mercifully that we never really grow up. The old man of My Old Man and the Sea gets younger every day.5/5(2).   In "Today I Am a Boy," Hays's new world begins to intersect with his own history: on Yom Kippur, Hays, who has sailed around Cape Horn with his son, reads the story of Jonah to the congregation and gives a sermon on the Old Testament and the sea. His long-dormant love of learning is wholly rekindled/5.   For Today I Am a Boy is as much about the construction of self as the consequences of its unwitting destruction—and what happens when its acceptance seems as foreign as another country.” —New York Times Book Review “Subtle and controlled, with flashes of humor and warmth.” —Slate/5(8). Fu quotes from the song "For Today I Am a Boy" by Antony and the Johnsons: “One day I’ll grow up, I’ll be a beautiful woman. One day I’ll grow up, I’ll be a beautiful girl. But for today, I am a child. For today, I am a boy.” What questions does this quotation create? Does this reference create any nuances to the title?

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