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The Autobiography of My Mother

by Jamaica Kincaid

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Published by Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages228
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7585035M
ISBN 100606299912
ISBN 109780606299916

  The Autobiography of My Mother is a story of love, fear, loss, and the forging of character, an account of one woman's inexorable evolution, evoked in /5(5). Get this from a library! Autobiography of my mother. [Meg Stewart] -- Margaret Coen was born into an era when it wasn't easy for a woman to forge an artistic career. Yet she survived as a commercial artist during the Depression, joining Sydney's bohemian set in their.

Other articles where The Autobiography of My Mother is discussed: Jamaica Kincaid: reached a fierce pitch in The Autobiography of My Mother () and My Brother (), an account of the death from AIDS of Kincaid’s younger brother Devon Drew. Her “Talk of the Town” columns for The New Yorker were collected in Talk Stories (), and in she published Among. Get this from a library! Autobiography of my mother. [Meg Stewart] -- Biography in her mother's own voice - Margaret Coen was brought up in a small country town in New South Wales - went to study at the Royal Art School - married Douglas Stewart the poet and was part.

The Autobiography of My Mother won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in It is Jamaica Kincaid’s third novel, and the last in her trilogy of mother/daughter themed novels following Annie John () and Lucy (). Kincaid is currently Professor of African and African-American Studies in . The Autobiography of My Mother is a story of love, fear, loss, and the forging of character, an account of one woman’s inexorable evolution, evoked in startling and magical poetry. More books like The Autobiography Of My Mother: A Novel may be found by selecting the categories below: Fiction / Literary.


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In the autobiography of my mother, we encounter Xuela Claudette Richardson, who narrates her life looking back There is a raw but brutal honesty to it, that disturbs and is to be admired at the same time, it is so full of contrasts and so compelling and beats its /5.

The Autobiography of My Mother is a story of love, fear, loss, and the forging of character, an account of one woman's inexorable evolution, evoked in startling and magical poetry. The Amazon Book Review Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more.

Read it now. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a Cited by: The Autobiography of My Mother: A Novel (FSG Classics) - Kindle edition by Kincaid, Jamaica. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Autobiography of My Mother: A Novel (FSG Classics)/5(84).

The Autobiography of My Mother, which took Kincaid five years to write, has received wide recognition, shooting to bestseller lists across the country, and is regarded as her finest novel yet. When Kincaid is not busy raising her two children or obsessing in her garden, her favorite pastime, she is teaching both fiction writing and English at.

Xuela Claudette Richardson, daughter of a Carib mother and a half-Scottish, half-African father, was delivered to his laundress as an infant, bundled up like his clothes.

The Autobiography of My Mother is a story of love, fear, loss, and the forging of a character, an account of one woman's inexorable evolution. The Autobiography of My Mother Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by.

The Autobiography of My Mother book. Read 2 reviews The Autobiography of My Mother book the world's largest community for readers. Gerda Stein is a brilliant, successful civil libertie /5. The Autobiography of My Mother offers a first-person, retrospective account of Xuela Richardson’s struggle, over the course of her life, to reconcile with the early loss of her mother.

As a. Kincaid's ambitious new novel of Caribbean life (after Lucy,etc.) begins with the tantalizing promise of a memorable story about strong mothers and daughters—but then turns into a rhetorical riff on familiar ills of our time. Now in her 70s, Xuela, whose mother died in childbirth, tells of a life irrevocably shaped by a woman she never knew and by the children she herself never had.

The Autobiography of My Mother is a novel by Antiguan-American author Jamaica Kincaid that was first published in It tells the story of Xuela Claudette Richardson, who lives on the island of Dominica.

Half-Carib and half Scottish-African, she loses her mother to Written: Kincaid's book Autobiography of My Mother is the story of a young girl who grows up motherless and unloved. Xuela's mom kills herself after the girl's birth. All but abandoned by her father, Xuela grows up subject to the cold and harsh hand of a laundress whom her father pays to take care of her.

As she matures, Xuela learns to fend for herself. The autobiography of my mother by Jamaica Kincaid,Plume edition, in English About the Book. The West Indian narrator vents her bitterness at the unhappy life fate dealt her--mother died in childbirth, father ignored her, stepmother tried to kill her, at school she had an abortion.

Finally, she married a white doctor, but it was Cited by: The Autobiography of My Mother is a story of love, fear, loss, and the forging of character, an account of one woman's inexorable evolution, evoked in startling and magical poetry. © Jamaica Kincaid (P) Blackstone Audio, Inc.

The powerful bond between mother and daughter is again the focus in this story. Annie John describes her life on Antigua from the age of ten, when she was still secure in her mother's love, to 17, when she leaves home fearful but determined. Annie John begins by adoring her mother, feeling sheltered and protected, but comes to hate her.

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Autobiography of My Mother is a powerful, mesmerizing, and other-worldy tale of Xuela, a woman of Dominica, West Indies, who is a worthy subject for Kincaid's musical cadences and rapturous prose.

Boy, can this woman write - and she infuses all her prose with the lilting voices of her by: Doubleday, - Biography & Autobiography - pages 0 Reviews Matured into the reverse image of her reserved, disciplined mother, Renata Stein directly confronts the older woman, and the two focus their painful conflict on Renata's infant daughter, symbol of the expectations and capacities of both.

The Autobiography of My Mother is a story of love, fear, loss, and the forging of character, an account of one woman's inexorable evolution, evoked in startling and magical poetry. Specifications Series Title/5(6). The Autobiography of My Mother is a story of love, fear, loss, and the forging of a character, —San Francisco Chronicle Book Review “A book that comes both to haunt and to dazzle us [Kincaid] writes like an angel: with enviable lucidity and precision and a.

How can I write a biography of my mother. Unless there’s more info for your question (that I’m unable to find) I’d need to know if your mother is deceased. If she’s alive, that makes a huge difference.

Alive, she can answer questions, if she’s agr. The Autobiography of My Mother is a story of love, fear, loss, and the forging of a character, an account of one woman's inexorable evolution evoked in startling and magical poetry.

Preview this book»/5(12). The Autobiography of a Book. Unity. Follow. Even though it was the hardest time a child/teen can ever have. I was a teen caregiver to my mother who lived with Young Onset Alzheimer’s.

Judy’s family and books were what helped me escape my very traumatic reality. Our vacations were spent lying around reading everything we could lay our.The Autobiography of My Mother by Jamaica Kincaid About the Book Few writers have gained such acclaim and following as quickly as Jamaica Kincaid.

Her five books have amazed and stunned both critics and readers, propelling them into unfamiliar territory with a unique prose likely to leave a memorable impression forever.