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The fruits of labour : creativity, self-expression and motherhood

Author: Penny Sumner
Publisher: London : The Women's Press, Ltd., 2001.
Series: A women's press paperback original.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the practical demands of having children, to the change of identity it brings, The fruits of labour speaks to every 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 not to have children, giving birth and the empty nest.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fruits of labour.
London : Women's, 2001
(OCoLC)606536922
Online version:
Fruits of labour.
London : Women's, 2001
(OCoLC)608409752
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Penny Sumner
ISBN: 070434629X 9780704346291
OCLC Number: 59522410
Description: xii, 210 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Small beauties / Julia Darling --
To my daughter / Maggie Gee --
from The blue jay's dance / Louise Erdrich --
Anger and tenderness / Adrienne Rich --
Chasing the baby / Mary Lowe --
Imagining motherhood / Julia Alvarez --
Learning to mother myself / Nicole Ward Jouve --
The sixth swan / Ellen Bell --
Calculating the Madonna / Sue Woolfe --
How many do you have now? / Claudette Johnson --
Keeping it real / Deborah Watson --
What about ME? / Beeban Kidron --
from The diary and letters of Käthe Kollwitz / Käthe Kollwitz --
Motherhood as creativity / Kate Paul --
The advantages of being a woman artist / Laura Godfrey-Isaacs --
Portrait of the artist watching her children grow / PJ Crook --
The joy of the dance / Silvia Ebert --
The divided self / Jacqueline Morreau --
One child of one's own / Alice Walker --
Living a life / Susan Wilson.
Series Title: A women's press paperback original.
Responsibility: Penny Sumner, editor.

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