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1580053351
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Literary Mama: Reading for the Maternally Inclined

Literary Mama: Reading for the Maternally Inclined

by Andrea J. Buchanan, Amy Hudock

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Overview

Becoming a mother takes more than the physical act of giving birth or completing an adoption: it takes birthing oneself as a mother through psychological, intellectual, and spiritual work that continues throughout life. Yet most women’s stories of personal growth after motherhood tend to remain untold. As writers and mothers, Andrea Buchanan and Amy Hudock were frustrated by what they perceived as a lack of writing by mothers that captured the ambiguity, complexity, and humor of their experiences. So they decided to create the place they wanted to find, with the kind of writing they wanted to read.

This unique collection features the best of the online magazine literarymama.com, a site devoted to mama-centric writing with fresh voices, superior craft, and vivid imagery. While the majority of literature on parenting is not literary or is not written by mothers, this book is both. Including creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry, Literary Mama celebrates the voices of the maternally inclined, paves the way for other writer mamas, and honors the difficult and rewarding work women do as they move into motherhood.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580053358
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 11/10/2009
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 390 KB

About the Author

Andrea J. Buchanan is the managing editor of literarymama.com and author of Mother Shock: Loving Every (Other) Minute of It. She is also the editor of It’s a Boy: Women Writers on Raising Sons and It’s a Girl: Women Writers on Raising Daughters.

Amy Hudock, Ph.D., is the editor-in-chief of literarymama.com; co-editor of the book American Women Prose Writers, 1820-1870; and author of scholarly essays on 19th-century American women writers. She is currently working on a book exploring the mother’s voice in literature.

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