Landscape for a Good Woman

Landscape for a Good Woman - Virago Classic Non-Fiction

Paperback (10 Apr 1986)

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This book is about lives lived out on the borderlands, lives for which the central interpretative devices of the culture don't quite work. It has a childhood at its centre - my childhood, a personal past - and it is about the disruption of that fifties childhood by the one my mother had lived out before me, and the stories she told about it.'

Intricate and inspiring, this unusual book uses autobiographical elements to depict a mother and her daughter and two working-class childhoods (Burnley in the 1920s, South London in the 1950s) and to find a place for their stories in history and politics, in psychoanalysis and feminism.

'Provocative and quite dazzling in its ambitions. . . Beautifully written, intellectually compelling' Judith Walkowitz

Book information

ISBN: 9780860685593
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Virago
Pub date:
DEWEY: 305.420942
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 128g
Height: 198mm
Width: 126mm
Spine width: 12mm