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- DescriptionFrom the practical demands of having children, to the change of identity it brings, this volume addresses woman's experience of motherhood: the need for a room of one's own , the difficulty in balancing a career with the demands of child-rearing, postnatal depression, the ideal of motherhood, holding on to one's sense of self, choosing t to have children, giving birth, and the empty nest. Alice Walker talks about her decision to have only one child; Sue Woolfe mourns the absence of stories about real motherhood; Adrienne Rich writes of the social acceptance but also expectations that have a child can bring; Jacqueline Morreau connects the different stages in her children's lives with with the development of her art and politics; Sharon Olds paints a realistic portrait of giving birth; and Louise Erdrich brings to mind the re-experiencing of childhood's passions and mysteries. This book aims to offer an intimate portrait of motherhood and a window on the creative mind. Contributors include: Maggie Gee, Adrienne Rich, Julia Darling, Julia Alvarez, Louise Erdrich, Alice Walker, poet Sharon Olds; artists Jacqueline Morreau and P.J. Crook; sculptor Kaethe Kollwitz; and dancer Silvia Ebert.
- PublisherThe Women's Press Ltd
- Date of Publication01/04/2001
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintThe Women's Press Ltd
- Weight200 g
- Width126 mm
- Height198 mm
- Edited byPenny Sumner
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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