This Giving Birth

This Giving Birth

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Compelling essays which underline the central place pregnancy and childbirth hold in womena€™s writing. Embracing three centuries of prose and poetry, the anthology traces the evolution of American maternity literature, exploring the difficulties mothers faced as they struggled to transform themselves from objects into maternal subjects. Women as diverse as Anne Bradstreet, Anne Sexton, Sharon Olds, Kate Chopin, Toni Morrison, and Louise Erdrich all labored to reclaim the birthing process by giving voice to experiences and emotions long devalued by a patriarchal culture. Their voices resonate throughout this collection.Pregnancy and Childbirth in American Womena#39;s Writing Julie Ann Tharp, Susan MacCallum-Whitcomb ... This essay is focused on the function of those birth narratives in the novels Love Medicine, Tracks, The Beet Queen, and Tales ofanbsp;...

Title:This Giving Birth
Author: Julie Ann Tharp, Susan MacCallum-Whitcomb
Publisher:Popular Press - 2000-01

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