MotherSongs: Poems for, by, and about Mothers

By: Gilbert, Sandra M.; Gubar, Susan; O'Hehir, Diana

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First edition. Includes publisher slipcase. No jacket. An excellent copy in an excellent slipcase. 1995 Hard Cover. 380 pp. Includes publisher slipcase. A unique collection of verse about maternity and the celebration of motherhood, MotherSongs brings together for the first time a range of classic and contemporary poems from the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. 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.

Title: MotherSongs: Poems for, by, and about Mothers

Author: Gilbert, Sandra M.; Gubar, Susan; O'Hehir, Diana

Categories: Poetry, Modern First Editions, Women's Studies, Parenting,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1995

ISBN Number: 0393040399

ISBN Number 13: 9780393040395

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2287494

Keywords: POETRY POEMS MOTHER MOTHERS PARENTS PARENTING WOMENS STUDIES SOCIOLOGY,