Mothers and Daughters in the Twentieth Century: A Literary Anthology

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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. 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 ...
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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. 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.
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This anthology explores links between mothers and daughters as expressed in the literatures of different cultures across the decades of the 20th century. The concept of "motherhood" has evolved, shaped by race, class and history, throughout these 100 years. Many female writers of this century found that their own stories began in the bond they shared with their mothers. These women came to understand themselves better as they wrote about this relationship. Ingman provides an impressive introduction, which traces the evolution of the mother-daughter relationship and integrates related feminist and psychoanalytic theory. Each excerpt begins with biographical information about the author, which sets the social and cultural context of that selection. Some of the themes explored are: hostility between mothers and daughters; the need for reconciliation; the mother's voice silenced in patriarchal religion and society; oppression of working-class mothers and daughters; maternal separation; conflicting responsibilities of a mother for children and career; exclusivity of mother-daughter bond; lesbianism; inadequate representation of motherhood in western culture; connection of daughters to cultural roots of mothers; daughters fulfilling maternal dreams; and childbirth and motherhood as a source of creativity. Well-known writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry like Maya Angelou, Adrienne Rich, Virginia Woolf, Amy Tan, and Alice Walker appear side by side with less familiar authors like Anzia Yezierska, Winifred Holtby, Eavan Boland, and Zee Edgell. A rich resource for readers of all ages. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults.1999, Columbia Univ. Press/Edinburgh Univ. Press, 304p, 22cm, $19.95. Ages 16 to adult. Reviewer: Susan G. Allison; Libn., Lewiston H.S., Lewiston, ME, September 2000 (Vol. 34 No. 5)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780748611751
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Publication date: 3/23/2000
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Heather Ingman is Lecturer in English at the University of Hull

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Prefatory note
Introduction 1
Charlotte Mew (1869-1928) 43
The Quiet House 46
May Sinclair (1863-1946) 49
From Mary Olivier: A Life (1919) 51
Anna Wickham (1884-1947) 57
The Angry Woman (1916) 60
Anzia Yezierska (?1880-1970) 64
From Bread Givers (1925) 67
Winifred Holtby (1898-1935) 73
From South Riding (1936) 75
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) 86
From A Sketch of the Past (1939-40) 90
Jean Rhys (1890-1979) 96
From Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) 99
Tillie Olsen (?1913- ) 110
I Stand Here Ironing (1956) 113
Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) 122
Balloons (1963) 125
Margaret Drabble (1939- ) 127
From The Millstone (1965) 129
Adrienne Rich (1929- ) 146
Mother-in-Law (1980) 149
Storm Jameson (1891-1986) 151
From Journey from the North (1969) 154
Kathleen Raine (1908- ) 164
Heirloom (1971) 166
Alice Walker (1944- ) 168
From In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens (1974) 171
Maya Angelou (1928- ) 183
From I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969) 186
Toni Morrison (1931- ) 200
From Beloved (1987) 203
Eavan Boland (1944- ) 217
Night Feed (1982) 219
Zee Edgell (1940- ) 221
From Beka Lamb (1982) 223
Amy Tan (1952- ) 230
From The Joy Luck Club (1989) 232
Angela Carter (1940-1992) 240
Ashputtle or The Mother's Ghost (1987) 243
Margaret Atwood (1939- ) 253
Giving Birth (1982) 255
Michele Roberts (1949- ) 272
God's House (1993) 274
Bibliography 293
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