Abortion, choice, and contemporary fiction the armageddon of the maternal instinct by Judith Wilt

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  • American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.,
  • Women and literature -- English-speaking countries.,
  • Abortion in literature.,
  • Birth control in literature.,
  • Motherhood in literature.,
  • Mother and child in literature.,
  • Mothers in literature.,
  • Women in literature.,
  • English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-179) and index.

Book details

StatementJudith Wilt.
LC ClassificationsPS374.A24 W55 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 183 p. ;
Number of Pages183
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2199769M
ISBN 100226901580
LC Control Number89020595

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While personal testimony and political argument have received widespread attention, artistic representations of birth and abortion have been submerged. Judith Wilt offers the first look at how contemporary writers tell and retell the stories that shape our perceptions about abortion.

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