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The mother knot

Author: Jane Lazarre; Maureen T Reddy
Publisher: Durham, North Carolina : Duke University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this compelling memoir by a writer, mother, and feminist, Jane Lazarre confronts the myth of the "good mother" with her fiercely honest and intimate portrait of early motherhood as a time of profound ambivalence and upheaval, filled with desperation as well as joy, the struggle to reclaim a sense of self, and sheer physical exhaustion. Originally published in 1976, The Mother Knot is a feminist classic, as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jane Lazarre; Jane Lazarre
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Lazarre; Maureen T Reddy
ISBN: 0822320398 9780822320395
OCLC Number: 36713187
Notes: Originally published: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1976.
Description: xxiii, 150 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Maureen T. Reddy viiPreface to the Duke Edition xvAcknowledgments xixPreface xxiPart One: Birth 1Part Two: Mothers and Fathers 53Part Three: Children 105Part Four: The Dark Lady 139
Responsibility: Jane Lazarre ; introduction by Maureen T. Reddy.

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Chronicling the early years of the author's eldest son's life, this book presents a portrait of early motherhood as a time of profound crisis, both physical and emotional. It deals about the shock  Read more...

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"A wholly original and important book. . . . I cannot imagine a woman who would not be moved, or a man who would not be enlightened."-Adrienne Rich "A modern feminist classic, certain to leave its Read more...

 
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