Little Labors (Paperback)

By Rivka Galchen

New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811222969, 144pp.

Publication Date: March 26, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (5/17/2016)

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Description

In this enchanting miscellany, Galchen notes that literature has more dogs than babies (and also more abortions), that the tally of children for many great women writers--Jane Bowles, Elizabeth Bishop, Virginia Woolf, Janet Frame, Willa Cather, Patricia Highsmith, Iris Murdoch, Djuna Barnes, Mavis Gallant--is zero, that orange is the new baby pink, that The Tale of Genji has no plot but plenty of drama about paternity, that babies exude an intoxicating black magic, and that a baby is a goldmine.