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Writers and Their Mothers

Editors: Salwak, Dale (Ed.)

  • Features contributions from a selection of world-famous authors and academics
  • Includes some autobiographical and deeply personal meditations on the relationship between writer and mother, as well as studies on other writers' relationships with their mothers
  • Features poems from renowned poets on their mothers
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eBook 20,22 €
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  • Due: March 1, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-68348-5
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Hardcover 28,07 €
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  • Due: March 15, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-68347-8
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Dale Salwak is Professor of English Literature at Southern California’s Citrus College, USA. His publications include Living with a Writer (Palgrave, 2004), Teaching Life: Letters from a Life in Literature (2008) and studies of Kingsley Amis, John Braine, A.J. Cronin, Philip Larkin, Barbara Pym, Carl Sandburg, Anne Tyler and John Wain. He is a recipient of Purdue University's Distinguished Alumni Award as well as a research grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is also a frequent contributor to the (London) Times Higher Education magazine and the Times Educational Supplement.

Buy this book

eBook 20,22 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: March 1, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-68348-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 28,07 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: March 15, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-68347-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Writers and Their Mothers
Editors
  • Dale Salwak
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-68348-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-68348-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-68347-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 242
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