Mother Reader

Mother Reader

Essential Writings on Motherhood

Book - 2001
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Random House, Inc.
The intersection of motherhood and creative life is explored in these writings on mothering that turn the spotlight from the child to the mother herself. Here, in memoirs, testimonials, diaries, essays, and fiction, mothers describe first-hand the changes brought to their lives by pregnancy, childbirth, and mothering.
Many of the writers articulate difficult and socially unsanctioned maternal anger and ambivalence. In Mother Reader, motherhood is scrutinized for all its painful and illuminating subtleties, and addressed with unconventional wisdom and candor. What emerges is a sense of a community of writers speaking to and about each other out of a common experience, and a compilation of extraordinary literature never before assembled in a single volume.

Baker & Taylor
A collection of memoirs, diaries, essays, testimonials, and short stories by thirty women writers--including Margaret Atwood's "Giving Birth," "A Woman's Prerogative" by Mary Gaitskill, and Jane Lazarre's "The Mother Knot"--explores the joy, triumph, pain, and terror of motherhood. Original.

Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781583220726
Characteristics: xix, 356 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Davey, Moyra


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