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The baby / Marie Darrieussecq ; translated from the French by Penny Hueston.

Author/Creator:
Darrieussecq, Marie author.
Standardized Title:
Bébé. English
Publication:
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia ; London, United Kingdom: The Text Publishing Company, 2019. , ©2019
Format/Description:
Book
171 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Mother and infant.
Infant psychology.
Motherhood -- Psychological aspects.
Infants.
Infant psychology.
Infants.
Mother and infant.
Motherhood -- Psychological aspects.
Form/Genre:
Creative nonfiction.
Creative nonfiction.
Summary:
The Baby is a mother's project and a writer's project-how to reconcile these two demanding roles? What is a baby? And why are there so few of them in literature? Through notes taken in the months after her first child was born, Darrieussecq, in her characteristically ingenious style, makes observations that will bring smiles and grimaces of recognition, and raise important questions. Along with the banal drudgery of childcare, there is the euphoria, the obsession, the terror and the visceral focus on the body. Arguing with ̀Saint de Beauvoir', Darrieussecq examines how women as mothers are targeted from all angles. How, she asks, can a woman be more and other than a mother?
Notes:
Creative nonfiction.
Originally published in France in 2002 as Le Bébé by P.O.L. Éditeur.
Winner, English PEN Award
Contributor:
Hueston, Penny, translator.
Other format:
Online version: Darrieussecq, Marie. Baby.
ISBN:
9781911231264
191123126X
OCLC:
1084510283
Publisher Number:
99982232382
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