For She Is the Tree of Life: Grandmothers Through the Eyes of Women Writers

For She Is the Tree of Life: Grandmothers Through the Eyes of Women Writers

by Valerie Kack-Brice
     
 

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For many women, memories of their grandmothers open up a Pandora's box if thoughts, feeling, and images. Filled with poems, stories, photographs, this anthology reveals the rich variety of these connections, as writers such as M.F.K. Fisher, MargaretAtwood, Isabel Allende, and Maya Angelou explore their relati onships with their grandmothers. Photos.  See more details below

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For many women, memories of their grandmothers open up a Pandora's box if thoughts, feeling, and images. Filled with poems, stories, photographs, this anthology reveals the rich variety of these connections, as writers such as M.F.K. Fisher, MargaretAtwood, Isabel Allende, and Maya Angelou explore their relati onships with their grandmothers. Photos.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This engaging collection of short pieces of autobiography, fiction and poetry, some published previously, deals with the grandmother-granddaughter relationship. According to Kack-Brice, a California clinical social worker, memories of grandmothers, whether positive or negative, are a powerful connection to childhood, and the exploration of these reminiscences can lead to deeper self-knowledge. Many of the selections, including the poetry of Marge Piercy and Linda Hogan and memoirs by Ethel Barrymore and Maya Angelou, evoke grandmothers as figures of strength and inspiration. Other contributors, such as M.F.K. Fisher and Stephanie Patterson, describe more troubled relationships with their grandmothers. A touching selection by Jewelle Gomez recalls how her grandmother accepted her lesbianism. Exercises for the reader who wants to write about her own grandmother are provided by the contributors. Photos not seen by PW. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573240376
Publisher:
Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Pages:
197
Product dimensions:
6.98(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.56(d)

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