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The tigress in the snow : motherhood and literature in twentieth-century Italy

Author
Benedetti, Laura.
Title
The tigress in the snow : motherhood and literature in twentieth-century Italy / Laura Benedetti.
Format
Book
Published
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2007.
Description
viii, 165 p. ; 24 cm.
Uniform series
Toronto Italian studies.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Includes some text in Italian.
Contents
  • 1. Mothers at the dawn of the twentieth century
  • new mother
  • From mother to daughter : Annie Vivanti's The devourers
  • mother as artist : Luigi Pirandello's Suo marito
  • revolution named Sibilla
  • Self-sacrifice and Marian imagery
  • invisible working woman
  • 2. Resilience and resistance : the fascist years
  • From benevolence to dominance
  • Literature and the escape from history
  • Mothers without a name and the search for women's identity
  • Mothers at war
  • 'Like war is to men'
  • Future as a revised version of the past
  • No turning back
  • 3. Questioning motherhood
  • Slow changes
  • tigress in the snow
  • 'Una maternita sociale' : the upheaval of the 1970s
  • Too close, too far : motherhood as a dialogue with the self
  • 4. Struggling with the mother
  • Through the daughters' voices
  • mother and the city
  • Daughter and mother
  • 5. Mothers without children
  • From flesh to phantom
  • symbolic order of the mother
  • world of mothers.
Kinsey subjects
Literature--Italy.
Women in literature--Italy.
Parenthood research--Female.
Parental attitudes--Italy.
ISBN
9780802097446 (bound)
0802097448 (bound)
9781442610866 (pbk.)
1442610867 (pbk.)

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Kinsey Institute Library (by appointment only)
Call Number
162.9 B46 t5 2007
Location
Auxiliary Library Facility - Kinsey Institute