Landscape for a Good Woman: A Story of Two Lives
Rutgers University Press, 1987
Cloth: 978-0-8135-1257-0 | Paper: 978-0-8135-1258-7
Library of Congress Classification HQ1599.E5S74 1987
Dewey Decimal Classification 306.8743
ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
ABOUT THIS BOOK
This book is about lives lived out on the borderlands, lives for which the central interpretative devices of the culture don't quite work. It has a childhood at its centre - my childhood, a personal past - and it is about the disruption of that fifties childhood by the one my mother had lived out before me, and the stories she told about it.'
Intricate and inspiring, this unusual book uses autobiographical elements to depict a mother and her daughter and two working-class childhoods (Burnley in the 1920s, South London in the 1950s) and to find a place for their stories in history and politics, in psychoanalysis and feminism.
'Provocative and quite dazzling in its ambitions. . . Beautifully written, intellectually compelling'.' Judith Walkowitz
--From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Jesse Larsen.
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