Author: Alice Braun

Representing childbirth in literature: from third to first person

What matters in representing childbirth in literature is making it visible. In a literary tradition in which the male experience has long been the main reference for any sort of human experience, childbirth as a life event has often been kept silent, relegated to the margins of discourse, like many…

Why so few babies in literature?

"There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall"

A review of Kate Zambreno’s Heroines

My first post reviews a book which does not deal with motherhood... yet explains why we should all start blogging.
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