RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 49284199 LA English T1 Maternal body and voice in Toni Morrison, Bobbie Ann Mason, and Lee Smith A1 Eckard, Paula Gallant., PB University of Missouri Press PP Columbia YR 2002 SN 0826214029 9780826214027 AB "Throughout human history, motherhood and maternal experience have been largely defined and written by patriarchal culture. Religion, art, medicine, psychoanalysis, and other bastions of male power have objectified the maternal and have disregarded female subjectivity. As a result, maternal perspectives have been ignored and the mother's voice silenced. In recent literary texts, however, more substantial attention has been given to motherhood and to the physical, psychological, social, and cultural dynamics affecting maternal experience. In Maternal Body and Voice in Toni Morrison, Bobbie Ann Mason, and Lee Smith, Paula Gallant Eckard examines how maternal experience is depicted in selected novels by three American writers, emphasizing how they focus on the body and the voice of the mother."--Jacket.