Mothersongs

Mothersongs

Poems For, By, and About Mothers

Book - 1995
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The editors have included traditional ballads about maternity and courtly elegies for or by mothers as well as landmark nineteenth-century tributes to mothers and early twentieth-century meditations on motherhood.MotherSongs opens with poems about pregnancy, labor, delivery, and nursing and moves to poems about women raising children, delighting in their growth, or mourning their loss. The volume then turns to poems by sons and daughters who "remember mama."Mythic mothers and mother goddesses, moral or political reflections on maternity, and philosophical analyses of the meaning of motherhood are also represented. Taken together, the works collected here bear witness to the powerful ways in which motherhood has been transformed into art and artistry has been shaped by maternity.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c1995
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393037715
0393037711
Branch Call Number: ANF 808.819
Characteristics: 380 p. ; 19 cm

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