Black Milk On Motherhood And Writing

Black Milk On Motherhood And Writing

Elif Shafak
ISBN: 9780241966259 SKU: 100369 Categories: ,

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A thoughtful and incisive meditation on literature, motherhood, and spiritual wellbeing from Turkey’s leading female author

After the birth of her first child, Elif Shafak experienced a profound personal crisis. Plagued by guilt, anxiety, and bewilderment about her new maternal role, the acclaimed novelist stopped writing for the first time in her life. As she plummeted into post-partum depression, Shafak looked to the experiences of other prominent female writers—including Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf, Simone de Beauvoir, and Alice Walker—for help navigating the conflict between motherhood and artistic creation in a male-dominated society. Searingly honest, eloquent, and unexpectedly humorous, Black Milk will be widely embraced by writers, academics, and anyone who has undergone the identity crisis engendered by being a mother.

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Description

Foreign Price £8.99
ISBN 9780241966259
Format Paperback
Pages 267
Publisher Penguin
Genre Fiction

 

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Weight 0.238 kg