The Mother Daughter Plot

Author : Marianne Hirsch
ISBN : 0253115752
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Mothers and daughters -- the female figures neglected by classic psychoanalysis and submerged in traditional narrative -- are at the center of this book. The novels of nineteenth- and twentieth-century women writers from the Western European and North American traditions reveal that the story of motherhood remains the unspeakable plot of Western culture. Focusing on the feminine and, more controversially, on the maternal, this book alters our perception of both the familial structures basic to traditional narrative -- the Oedipus story -- and the narrative structures basic to traditional representations of the family -- Freud's family romance. Confronting psychoanalytic theories of subject-formation with narrative theories, Marianne Hirsch traces the emergence and transformation of female family romance patterns from Jane Austen to Marguerite Duras.
Category: Literary Criticism

Mother And Daughter

Author : Sally Morgan
ISBN : 0949206792
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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My Place is Sally Morgan's rich, zesty and moving story of her childhood and growing up in Perth, Western Australia. It tells how she gradually came to realise the truth about her family and their heritage. This new edition has been adapted for younger readers and is presented in three separate books.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Mother Daughter Duet

Author : Cheri Fuller
ISBN : 160142163X
Genre : Religion
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A harmonious relationship is possible When your daughter was born, you had a thousand hopes and dreams for her. . .including that one day you'd be best friends. But as life unfolds, even the best intentions go awry. There are so many challenges on the journey to adult friendship that the reality is fraught with friction and frustration. Thankfully, a harmonious relationship with your daughter is possible. Written by a mother and daughter who have successfully navigated the minefield from distance and tension to acceptance and friendship, Mother-Daughter Duet helps moms open wide the door of communication so that daughters want to walk through it. Filled with personal anecdotes and based on proven principles, each chapter offers timeless wisdom as well as a daughter’s perspective. Often these principles apply to daughters-in-law as well. The relationship between mothers and daughters is intense, personal, complex, and unique. But you can have the loving, authentic bond you always dreamed of—when you learn the mother-daughter duet. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Religion

Eleusis

Author : Karl Kerényi
ISBN : 0691019150
Genre : Social Science
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The Sanctuary of Eleusis, near Athens, was the center of a religious cult that endured for nearly two thousand years and whose initiates came from all parts of the civilized world. Looking at the tendency to "see visions," C. Kerenyi examines the Mysteries of Eleusis from the standpoint not only of Greek myth but also of human nature. Kerenyi holds that the yearly autumnal "mysteries" were based on the ancient myth of Demeter's search for her ravished daughter Persephone--a search that he equates not only with woman's quest for completion but also with every person's pursuit of identity. As he explores what the content of the mysteries may have been for those who experienced them, he draws on the study of archaeology, objects of art, and religious history, and suggests rich parallels from other mythologies.
Category: Social Science

The Mother Daughter Cookbook

Author : Lynette Rohrer Shirk
ISBN : 9780977266067
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Offers twenty-four recipes with cooking instructions divided equally between mother and daughter for party snacks, birthday treats, holiday desserts, and everyday fare.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Traveling With Pomegranates

Author : Sue Monk Kidd
ISBN : 1101144912
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An introspective and beautiful dual memoir by the #1 New York Times bestselling novelist and her daughter. Look out for Ann Kidd Taylor's new novel, The Shark Club, which will be published in June 2017. Sue Monk Kidd has touched millions of readers with her novels The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair and with her acclaimed nonfiction. In this intimate dual memoir, she and her daughter, Ann, offer distinct perspectives as a fifty-something and a twenty-something, each on a quest to redefine herself and to rediscover each other. Between 1998 and 2000, Sue and Ann travel throughout Greece and France. Sue, coming to grips with aging, caught in a creative vacuum, longing to reconnect with her grown daughter, struggles to enlarge a vision of swarming bees into a novel. Ann, just graduated from college, heartbroken and benumbed by the classic question about what to do with her life, grapples with a painful depression. As this modern-day Demeter and Persephone chronicle the richly symbolic and personal meaning of an array of inspiring figures and sites, they also each give voice to that most protean of connections: the bond of mother and daughter. A wise and involving book about feminine thresholds, spiritual growth, and renewal, Traveling with Pomegranates is both a revealing self-portrait by a beloved author and her daughter, a writer in the making, and a momentous story that will resonate with women everywhere.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Transnational Matrilineage

Author : Silvia Schultermandl
ISBN : 9783825812621
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Transnational Matrilineage offers a novel approach to Asian American literature, with particular attention to depictions of transnational solidarity between Asian-born mothers and their American-born daughters. While focusing on the mother-daughter conflicts, this book also contributes to ongoing debates in transnational feminism by scrutinizing the representation of Asia in Asian American literature.
Category: Literary Criticism

Mothers And Daughters

Author : Andrea O'Reilly
ISBN : 0847694879
Genre : Social Science
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In 1976, Adrienne Rich wrote in Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution that Othe cathexis between mother and daughter_essential, distorted, misused_is the great unwritten story.O In the quarter century since Rich wrote those words, the topic of mothers and daughters has emerged as a salient issue in feminist scholarship. Using womenOs writing, film, feminist theory, and personal experience, contributors to Mothers and Daughters explore how the mother/daughter relationship is represented and experienced as a site of empowerment. This volume will offer readers an important and welcome chapter in the story of the complex relationship that is a part of nearly every womanOs life.
Category: Social Science

The Mother Daughter Connection

Author : Susie Shellenberger
ISBN : 9781418516437
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The Mother Daughter Connection is a book designed to help mothers form intimate, working relationships with their daughters by giving mothers an insider's view of their daughters' thoughts and feelings. The editor of Brio magazine for girls and a veteran youth expert, Susie Shellenberger helps mothers understand the angst and confusion teen girls feel when coping with such issues as body image, fashion envy, dating, fear of failure, and sharing one's faith. With creative questions, conversation starters, and diary entries, mothers are given the tools to not only help their daughters, but also to learn the "stuff they gotta know" to help their daughters survive the teenage years.
Category: Family & Relationships

Love Ellen

Author : Betty DeGeneres
ISBN : 9780062276100
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Mom, I'm gay." With three little words, gay children can change their parents' lives forever. Yet at the same times it's a chance for those parents to realize nothing, really, has changed at all; same kid, same life, same bond of enduring love. Twenty years ago, during a walk on a Mississippi beach, Ellen DeGeneres spoke those simple, powerful words to her mother. That emotional moment eventually brought mother and daughter closer than ever, but not without a struggle. Coming from a republican family with conservative values, Betty needed time and education to understand her daughter's homosexuality -- but her ultimate acceptance would set the stage for a far more public coming out, one that would change history. In Love, Ellen, Betty DeGeneres tells her story; the complicated path to acceptance and the deepening of her friendship with her daughter; the media's scrutiny of their family life; the painful and often inspiring stories she's heard on the road as the first non-gay spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaigns National Coming Out Project. With a mother's love, clear minded common sense, and hard won wisdom, Betty DeGeneres offers up her own very personal memoir to help parents understand their gay children, and to help sons and daughters who have been rejected by their families feel less alone.
Category: Biography & Autobiography