Landscape for a Good Woman: A Story of Two Women (Virago Classic Non-Fiction)

Landscape for a Good Woman: A Story of Two Women (Virago Classic Non-Fiction)

By: Carolyn Steedman (author)Paperback

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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

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About Author

Carolyn Steedman was born in 1947 and grew up in South London. Her first book, The Tidy House (Virago 1983) was the winner of the 1983 Fawcett Society Book Award. She lives in Leamington Spa and is Professor in the History Department at the University of Warwick

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/04/1986
  • ISBN13: 9780860685593
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9780860685593
  • weight: 148
  • ISBN10: 0860685594

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