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" ... one winter. . . . Enough. Now they had no children. Let him wrack his head for how they would live. She would not exchange her solitude for anything. Never again to be forced to move to the rhythms of others. "
Dialogues - Page 91
by Susan Hardy Aiken, Adele Marie Barker, Maya Koreneva, Ekaterina Stetsenko - 1994 - 415 pages
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Issues in Feminist Film Criticism

Patricia Erens - Performing Arts - 1990 - 450 pages
..."Then live alone!" David retorts. This is a constant battle reiterated throughout. In Olsen's words, "She would not exchange her solitude for anything....this solitude she had won to a reconciled peace." When visiting her youngest daughter Vivi, Eva turns away from holding her newborn grandchild. "I can't,"...
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Literary Anatomies: Women's Bodies and Health in Literature

Delese Wear, Lois LaCivita Nixon - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 150 pages
...David's demands, and selfsacrifice. But finally she said, "Enough. Now they had no children. . . . She would not exchange her solitude for anything....again to be forced to move to the rhythms of others" (76). The tragedy springs from her family's childlike treatment of her, shielding her from bad news...
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Listening to Silences : New Essays in Feminist Criticism: New Essays in ...

Elaine Hedges Professor of English and Director of Women's Studies Towson State University, Austin Shelley Fisher Fishkin Professor of American Studies and English University of Texas - 1994 - 336 pages
...cooperative operated by David's union. He craves company while Eva, after raising seven children, will not "exchange her solitude for anything. Never again to be forced to move to the rhythms of others" (76). David and Eva use a not-always-direct, but relentlessly assertive, and minimal form of discourse...
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Tell Me a Riddle

Tillie Olsen - Fiction - 1995 - 310 pages
...remade clothes and begged meat bones, vows to "let him wrack his head for how they would live," for she "would not exchange her solitude for anything."...again to be forced to move to the rhythms of others" is a refrain echoing through the text. David longs to be surrounded by friends; Eva longs only to be...
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Better Red: The Writing and Resistance of Tillie Olsen and Meridel Le Sueur

Constance Coiner - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 320 pages
...cooperative operated by David's union. He craves company while Eva, after raising seven children, will not "exchange her solitude for anything. Never again to be forced to move to the rhythms of others" (76). David and Eva use a not-always-direct, but relentlessly assertive and minimal form of discourse...
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The Healing Choice: Your Guide to Emotional Recovery After an Abortion

Candace De puy, Dana Dovitch - Health & Fitness - 1997 - 237 pages
...continue to the present day. PART TWO The Aftermath ':' Chapter Three Separation, Solitude and Isolation "She would not exchange her solitude for anything....again to be forced to move to the rhythms of others." — Tillie Olsen Tell Me a Riddle Many politically pro-life women have had abortions, while many prochoice...
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Better Red: The Writing and Resistance of Tillie Olsen and Meridel Le Sueur

Constance Coiner - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 282 pages
...in teasing out our active participation, I return first to "Tell Me a Riddle." Eva craves solitude: "Never again to be forced to move to the rhythms of others" (76). And she is tired of the talk: "'All my life around babblers. Enough!'" (82). Eva exercises her...
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Little Book of Bathroom Meditations

...joys of solitude except in company. ~ Edith Wharton, 19th-century American novelist She would never exchange her solitude for anything. Never again to be forced to move to the rhythms of others. — Tillie Olson, American social critic and short-story writer On the outskirts of every agony sits...
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