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Author Rich, Adrienne, 1929-2012.

Title Of woman born : motherhood as experience and institution / Adrienne Rich
Edition Norton paperback edition
Published New York ; London : Norton, [1986]
©1986

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 W'PONDS  306.8743 Ric/Wbo  AVAILABLE
Description xxxv, 322 pages ; 21 cm
Contents 1. Anger and tenderness -- 2. The 'sacred calling' -- 3. The Kingdom of the Fathers -- 4. The primacy of the mother -- 5. The domestication of motherhood -- 6. Hands of flesh, hands of iron -- 7. Alienated labor -- 8. Mother and son, woman and man -- 9. Motherhood and daughterhood -- 10. Violence: the heart of maternal darkness
Summary "Adrienne Rich's influential and landmark investigation concerns both the experience and the institution of motherhood. The experience is her own -- as a woman, a poet, a feminist, and a mother -- but it is an experience determined by the institution, imposed on all women everywhere. She draws on personal materials, history, research, and literature to create a document of universal importance." -- Publisher's website
Notes "Norton paperback edition published 1986; reissued 1995."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [287]-304) and index
Subject Feminism.
Mother and child.
Motherhood.
Mothers.
ISBN 0393312844 (paperback)