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Dancing With My Father [Reading] ➸ Dancing With My Father By Leif Anderson – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Leif Anderson's Dancing with My Father is both a loving tribute to her unusual and famous father Mississippi artist Walter Anderson and an honest look at the effects he has had upon her personal life Leif Anderson's Dancing with My Father is both a loving tribute to her unusual and famous father Mississippi artist Walter Anderson and an honest look at the effects he has Dancing With ePUB í had upon her personal life and her artistry Due to Walter Anderson's erratic behavior and recurring absences Leif Anderson experienced a difficult childhood Never comfortable with home and fatherhood Walter Anderson often affected family life as an alien and fearful force Through her lyrical vignettes Leif Anderson gradually comes to accept and in the end to cherish the artist's intense presence and his influence on her dance and her performance artThe slices of life in Dancing With My Father describe encounters both awkward and endearing express a daughter's frustrated longing for a father's attention and give insight into Walter Anderson's struggles Leif Anderson reveals how her burdens the urge to abandon the normal world and the tug of familial expectations closely match those of Walter Anderson and how this realization helps her to comprehend him In one vignette she tells vividly of his solitary dancing In another she recounts her mother's story of Walter Anderson dancing with infant Leif in his arms Leif Anderson reflects upon her father's love for birds and sees her talent as a way of representing those very birds She begins to sympathize with his freuent escapes to Horn Island knowing her own need for a haven that nurtures solitude and artistic expressionMany previously unrevealed glimpses of Walter Anderson as artist naturalist husband and father are offered throughout the book In his foreword Christopher Maurer Walter Anderson's biographer puts the relationship in context Brush and ink drawings by both Walter Anderson and Leif Anderson draw the eye further into the author's vision of making peace with a paternal legacy of brilliance and pain Dancing With My Father grapples wisely and firmly with two artists' lives and is a poignant portrayal of forgiveness acceptance and reconciliation for both daughter and father.


10 thoughts on “Dancing With My Father

  1. V.K. Budd V.K. Budd says:

    Both the author's story and the sketches included in the book give this book several viewpoints for considering artists and their lives the toll mental health problems takes on individuals and their families and the effect of parents on all of us for better or worse The book adds insight into the life of Walter Anderson and describes the author's path in trying to come to terms with the man her father was


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