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Mothers and Daughters in the 20th Century: A Literary Anthologyby Columbia University Press
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This anthology of women's writing on the mother-daughter relationship covers the whole of the twentieth century and includes writing from many different cultures -black American, Jewish, West Indian, Irish, Chinese-American. This anthology has headnotes giving brief biographical details for each author plus suggestions for further reading. There is a substantial introduction tracking the evolution of the mother-daughter relationship in the twentieth century, setting it in the context of developments in psychoanalytical and feminist theory.
Contributors: Maya Angelou, Margaret Atwood, Eavan Boland, Angela Carter, Margaret Drabble, Zee Edgell, Winifred Holtby, Storm Jameson, Charlotte Mew, Toni Morrison, Tillie Olsen, Sylvia Plath, Kathleen Raine, Jean Rhys, Adrienne Rich, Michèle Roberts, May Sinclair, Amy Tan, Alice Walker, Anna Wickham, Virginia Woolf, Anzia Yezierska.
With essays by Maya Angelou, Margaret Atwood, Sylvia Plath, and many others, this anthology of women's writing on the mother-daughter relationship covers the whole of the twentieth century and includes writing from many different cultures — black American, Jewish, West Indian, Irish, Chinese-American.
About the Author
Heather Ingman is Lecturer in English at the University of Hull, and is author of Women's Fiction Between the Wars. She has published seven novels, the latest of which is Stealing Heaven.
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