Tillie Olsen

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Summer 1973


MOST WOMEN'S LIVES (continued) MOTHERING AND WIFEHOOD: Mothering (as distinguished from Motherhood) and Wifehood are rarely a major or even minor part of literature, although women have always been defined by them, and they are the major part of most women's lives. Women's courses do not know, or do not understand, the necessity of including the relatively few works that tell something of what mothering and/or wifehood mean.



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