Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution

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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.

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User Review  - mahallett - LibraryThing

this had many interesting things but nearly every page had notes to read. I just think it was too long--298. because of all this stuff I decided not to have a child in my 20s. I am now 74. Read full review

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User Review  - jarvenpa - LibraryThing

Stunning work. It raged into the world with a horrible and beautiful truth. I read it first as I was nursing my firstborn, in the 70's. Fearful territory. She may have been the first to look with ... Read full review

About the author (1995)

Adrienne Rich (1929-2012) was an award-winning poet, influential essayist, radical feminist, and major public intellectual of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. She wrote two dozen volumes of poetry, including the National Book Award-winning Diving into the Wreck, and more than a half-dozen of prose.

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