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Tillie Olsen: I Stand Here Ironing

Author: Films on Demand.; Films Media Group.
Publisher: Lawrenceville, NJ : Films Media Group ; Orangeville, ON : McIntyre Media [distributor], 2005
Edition/Format:   eVideo : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This moving dramatization of Tillie Olsen's frequently anthologized "I Stand Here Ironing" is an unvarnished exploration of an impoverished single mother's ambivalence toward her worth as a parent and her 19-year-old daughter's future. Rich in subtext, the highly metaphorical story-penned in a stark and dramatic fashion devoid of cliche and sentimentality-raises important questions about individual identity, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Tillie Olsen; Tillie Olsen
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films on Demand.; Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 695005646
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed Dec. 08, 2010).
"This moving dramatization of Tillie Olsen's frequently anthologized ""I Stand Here Ironing"" is an unvarnished exploration of an impoverished single mother's ambivalence toward her worth as a parent and her 19-year-old daughter's future. Rich in subtext, the highly metaphorical story-penned in a stark and dramatic fashion devoid of cliche and sentimentality-raises important questions about individual identity, the role of women in society, the effects of poverty and abandonment on children, the nature of intimacy, and the life experiences of the author herself. Without climax or easy answers, the story concludes on a hopeful, or at least prayerful, note. (33 minutes)"
Description: 1 streaming video (33 minutes.)
Details: Mode of access: Internet.
Contents: Single Mom During the Depression (3:39) --
Emily's Fragmented Early Years (4:22) --
Additions to the Family (3:54) --
Mother and Daughter Face Separation (3:56) --
Emily's Struggles Back Home (4:06) --
Emily Becomes a Teenager (5:19) --
Emily and Anna: A Glimmer of Hope (3:30)

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This moving dramatization of Tillie Olsen's frequently anthologized "I Stand Here Ironing" is an unvarnished exploration of an impoverished single mother's ambivalence toward her worth as a parent and her 19-year-old daughter's future. Rich in subtext, the highly metaphorical story-penned in a stark and dramatic fashion devoid of cliche and sentimentality-raises important questions about individual identity, the role of women in society, the effects of poverty and abandonment on children, the nature of intimacy, and the life experiences of the author herself. Without climax or easy answers, the story concludes on a hopeful, or at least prayerful, note.

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