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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

In memoirs, testimonials, diaries, essays, and fiction, 30 women writers describe the changes made in their lives by pregnancy, childbirth, and mothering. Includes contributions by Margaret Atwood, Toni Morrison, Sylvia Plath, Alice Walker, and others.

About the Author

MOYRA DAVEY is a photographer whose work has appeared in Harper's, Grand Street, Documents, and The New York Times. Davey has exhibited her work widely in the U.S. and Canada, as well as overseas, and is represented by American Fine Arts Co. in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583220726
Editor:
Davey, Moyra
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Editor:
Davey, Moyra
Author:
Davey, Moyra
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Motherhood
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
Mothers
Subject:
Women authors, American
Subject:
Mother and child
Subject:
American prose literature
Subject:
English prose literature
Subject:
Women authors, English
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
103-200
Publication Date:
20010531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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