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. The 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. * Covers fiction, non-fiction and poetry from different cultures and different decades * Substantial introduction tracing the evolution of the mother-daugher relationship in the 20th century * Headnotes place the extracts in their historical and cultural context * Overview of feminist and psychoanalytical theory relating to the mother-daughter relationship
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(216mm x 138mm x 22mm)
Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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UK Kirkus Review »
It's extraordinary how this, above all, can be categorized as a love/hate relationship. And inevitably involving some form of sacrifice; it's still far from easy for motherhood and writing to co-exist. It's also depressing to find Germaine Greer's theory borne out: women writers, especially poets, are prone to suicidal tendencies (Plath, Woolf). Hardly surprising, when trapped in horrendous circumstances: Anna Wickham's husband had her put in an asylum after the publication of her poems; it was her mother's letters which made her take to her bed. Their brief biographies often demonstrate that these women led lives as fascinating, even harrowing, if not more so, as their writing. Overall, though, reading this is as uplifting an experience as it is disheartening, and perhaps the most intriguing thing is the dedication to the editor's mother-in-law. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Heather Ingman
Heather Ingman is currently Lecturer in English at the University of Hull where she specialises in Women's Studies.