Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver: A Life

Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 14/04/1980
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Synopsis

Born in 1865, Mary Olivier is the youngest of four children. Mamma dominates this Victorian household, idolising the boys, rejecting the independent love of her only daughter: the archetype of all women who control by weakness and suffering. Mary adores her mother- and she hates her. Ferociously intelligent, she vacillates between a passionate quest for her own artistic and sexual identity. This is one of the first novels ever written about a mother and daughter relationship, and the eternal conflict engendered by the deepest of ties. But it is a celebration too: for though Mary sacrifices her life- and her lover- to the demands of duty, she emerges victorious, finding in the discovery of her intellectual and feminine self an inner freedom, a perfect happiness.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780860681052
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 460g
  • Dimensions: 202 x 126 x 26 mm

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