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" Unnatural grandmother, not able to make herself embrace a baby. She lay there in the bed of the two little girls, her new hearing aid turned full, listening to the sound of the children going to sleep, the baby's fretful crying and hushing, the clatter... "
Dialogues - Page 100
by Susan Hardy Aiken, Adele Marie Barker, Maya Koreneva, Ekaterina Stetsenko - 1994 - 415 pages
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The Modernist Madonna: Semiotics of the Maternal Metaphor

Jane Silverman Van Buren - Family & Relationships - 1989 - 215 pages
...experience. Sex, power, and material reassurances fall away before the flood of these vivid memories. "It was not that she had not loved her babies, her...and like a torrent drowned and immolated all else." Olsen/Eva reminds us of the inevitability of the tearing weaning and the return to separate existence...
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Follow My Footprints: Changing Images of Women in American Jewish Fiction

Sylvia Barack Fishman - Fiction - 1992 - 506 pages
...through it, remote above the dwindled earth, the concealed human life. Vulnerable life, that could scar. tiny fretting waters in a window round like the airplane's...done — oh the power that was lost in the painful dimming back and drying up of what still surged, but had nowhere to go. Only the thin pulsing left...
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Protest and Possibility in the Writing of Tillie Olsen

Mara Faulkner - Social Science - 1993 - 178 pages
...a Riddle" picks up similar images of flood and drowning to describe Eva's experience of mothering: "It was not that she had not loved her babies, her children. The love— the passion of tending—had risen with the need like a torrent; and like a torrent drowned and immolated all else"...
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Literary Anatomies: Women's Bodies and Health in Literature

Delese Wear, Lois LaCivita Nixon - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 150 pages
...loved her children when they were babies. Quite the opposite: The love—the passion of tending—had risen with the need like a torrent; and like a torrent...drowned and immolated all else. But when the need was done—oh the power that was lost in the painful damning back and drying up of what still surged, but...
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Tell Me a Riddle

Tillie Olsen - Fiction - 1995 - 310 pages
...voice spoke. And the polar winds hurled themselves across snows trackless and endless and white—like the clouds which had closed together below and hidden...that she had not loved her babies, her children. The love—the passion of tending—had risen with the need like a torrent; and like a torrent drowned...
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Jewish American Literature: A Norton Anthology

Jules Chametzky, John Felstiner, Hilene Flanzbaum, Kathryn Hellerstein - Literary Collections - 2001 - 1221 pages
...when only her eyes could travel, and no voice spoke. And the polar winds hurled themselves across snow trackless and endless and white — like the clouds...and immolated all else. But when the need was done — o the power that was lost in the painful damming back and drying up of what still surged, but had...
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Understanding Annie Proulx

Karen Lane Rood - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 224 pages
...now loses it entirely. The person she gave her self to has now abandoned her. Her loss is absolute. It was not that she had not loved her babies, her...and like a torrent drowned and immolated all else... On that torrent she had borne them to their own lives, and the river bed was desert long years now....
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Mother Reader: Essential Writings on Motherhood

Moyra Davey - Fiction - 2001 - 356 pages
...now loses it entirely. The person she gave her self to has now abandoned her. Her loss is absolute. It was not that she had not loved her babies, her children. The love — the passion oftending — had risen with the need like a torrent; and like a torrent drowned and immolated all...
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