Of Woman Born

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Of Woman Born

Motherhood as Experience and Institution

By Adrienne Cecile Rich

W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393312843, 352pp.

Publication Date: April 17, 1995

The experience is her own as a woman, a poet, a feminist, and a mother but it is an experience determined by the institution, imposed on all women everywhere. She draws on personal materials, history, research, and literature to create a document of universal importance.

About the Author
Adrienne Rich (1929 2012), author of more than thirty books, was the singular voice of her generation. Her honors included the National Book Foundation 's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters and the Griffin International Lifetime Recognition Award.