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Title Writers and their mothers / Dale Salwak, editor.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]

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Subject Authors -- Family relationships.
Mothers of authors -- Biography.
Mothers and sons.
Mothers and daughters.
Alt Name Salwak, Dale,
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Intro; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Part I: Biographical; 1: Shakespearea#x80;#x99;s Mother(s); 2: John Ruskin andA Margaret; 3: Ambitious Daughter: Louisa May Alcott andA Her Mother; 4: Walt Whitman andA His Mother; 5: The Maternal Embrace: Samuel Beckett andA His Mother May; 6: William Goldinga#x80;#x99;s Mother; 7: Voice Rehearsals andA Personas inA Sylviaa#x80;#x99;s Letters toA Aurelia; 8: No Villainous Mothera#x80;#x94;The Life ofA Eva Larkin; a#x80;#x98;Dearest Old Creaturea#x80;#x99;: TheA Shared Conversation; Childhood Memories; Someone toA Live With; A Search forA Identity; Practical Psychology
The Dutiful SonAnd then theA Only End ofA Age a#x80;¦; 9: Robert Lowell: Trapped inA Charlottea#x80;#x99;s Web; Part II: Autobiographical; 10: Mother Tongue: AA Memoir; 11: a#x80;#x98;Persistent Ghosta#x80;#x99;; 12: Living withA Mother; 13: a#x80;#x98;Bring Her Again toA Me a#x80;¦'; 14: My Mother, andA Friends; 15: My Mothera#x80;#x99;s Desk; The Acorns, 1956: Scarred forA Life; New York, 1958: OnA theA Banks of theA River Garigliano; 16: Mater Sagax; 17: My Wicked Stepmother; 18: About a#x80;#x98;My Mother Enters theA Work Forcea#x80;#x99;; 19: A Shadow inA theA Grass; 20: Mrs. Gabbeta#x80;#x99;s Desk; 21: Dreams ofA aA Mother andA Daughter; 22: Her Programme
Summary Ian McEwan, Margaret Drabble, Martin Amis, Rita Dove, Andrew Motion and Anthony Thwaite are among the twenty-two distinguished contributors of original essays to this landmark volume on the profound and frequently perplexing bond between writer and mother. In compelling detail they bring to life the thoughts, work, loves, friendships, passions and, above all, the influence of mothers upon their literary offspring from Shakespeare to the present. Many of the contributors evoke the ideal with fond and loving memories: understanding, selfless, spiritual, tender, protective, reassuring and self-assured mothers who created environments favorable to the development of their children’s gifts. At the opposite end of the parenting spectrum, however, we also see tortured mothers who ignored, interfered with, smothered or abandoned their children. Their early years were times of traumatic loss, unhappily dominated by death and human frailty. Elegantly assembled and presented, Writers and Their Mothers will appeal to everyone interested in biography, literature, and creativity in general.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed February 20, 2018).
ISBN 9783319683485 (electronic bk.)
3319683489 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1023575177
Additional Format Original 3319683470 9783319683478 (OCoLC)1002005027

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