Songs of a Housewife: Poems By Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

By: Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan, Edited By Rodger L Tarr

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-----------hardcover, a Fine copy in a Fine dustjacket, 276 pages, ---"More than a decade before writing The Yearling and Cross Creek, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings was a young housewife-journalist living in Rochester, New York. In 1926, the Rochester Times-Union did a trial run of her column-in-verse, Songs of a Housewife. To the editor’s surprise, the column proved immensely popular; over the next two years, Rawlings published a poem a day, six days a week, and gained a wide syndication. When she moved to Florida in 1928, however, the poems were forgotten and--until this collection of roughly half of them--never reprinted.In the 250 poems collected here, Rawlings presents homespun advice on such subjects as the trials and tribulations of being a cook, mother, friend, relative, and neighbor. She dedicates many to her favorite subjects: gardening, cooking, pets, and nature. Throughout, her goal is to entertain, to educate, and to give a voice to the housewife who sees her role as a creative and important one. In the process, of course, she also invariably reveals a great deal about herself, and devoted readers will be curious to see how the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings they know and love is evident here, in these early and spirited poems.Because little is known about Rawlings’s life during this period, Songs of a Housewife is valuable as commentary on her evolving attitudes as a woman and as a writer, and many of the same themes appear in her later works. As a reflection of the life of a middle-class woman struggling to carve out an independent and fulfilling role for herself, these poems also offer a rare insight into the life of women in the late 1920s"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE///

Title: Songs of a Housewife: Poems By Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Author Name: Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan, Edited By Rodger L Tarr

Illustrator: Uncredited Cover Art

Categories: Literature Fiction,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Florida, Gainesville, FL.: University Press of Florida, 1997, 1st edition, First Printing: 1997

ISBN Number: 0813014913

ISBN Number 13: 9780813014913

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: Fine (see description)

Type: Flap Not Clipped

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Seller ID: 146967

Keywords: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings