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Of Woman Born

Motherhood as Experience and Institution

Adrienne Rich

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Description

Adrienne Rich's influential and landmark investigation concerns both the experience and the institution of motherhood.


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.

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

Publication Date: April 17, 1995



About the Author

Adrienne Rich (1929–2012) was an award-winning poet, influential essayist, radical feminist, and major public intellectual of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. She wrote two dozen volumes of poetry, including the National Book Award–winning Diving into the Wreck, and more than a half-dozen of prose.