At a glance:
- Author: Adrienne Rich
- First Published: 1976
- Type of Work: Social criticism
- Genres: Criticism, Nonfiction, Essays
- Subjects: Child rearing or parenting, Mothers, Parents and children, Sexism, Gender roles, Alienation, Feminism, Oppression, Women
Form and Content
Already established as a powerful feminist poet, Adrienne Rich ventured into the field of social criticism with the publication of Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution. A self-identified feminist/lesbian/socialist, Rich made the transition to a new genre of writing with a carefully annotated scholarly work which departs from traditional impersonal research by combining a comprehensive feminist analysis of the institution of motherhood (objective research) with Rich’s personal experience of struggle as a mother and a poet (subjective...
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