Amador: In Which a Father Addresses His Son on Questions of Ethics ...

Fernando Savater, Author, Alastair Reid, Translator Henry Holt & Company $16.95 (190p) ISBN 978-0-8050-3271-0
Though written in the form of a father's advice to his 15-year-old son on how to live, this eloquent, inspiring essay is very much a book for all ages and both sexes. Its existential probe of ethical issues sounds a compelling call to use one's freedom wisely and productively, to recognize one's common humanity with other people, and to break free from entrenched habits, customs, rules and routines on the road to self-discovery. A bestseller in Spain, where it was originally published, this pocket-size volume is sprinkled with illustrative examples ranging from Greek classics to Citizen Kane ; each chapter ends with quotes from such writers as Erich Fromm, Martin Buber, Daniel Defoe and Octavio Paz. Savater's observations on valuing friendship, love and respect over possession and power are profound. (June)
Reviewed on: 05/30/1994
Release date: 06/01/1994
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