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Author Kumin, Maxine, 1925-2014.

Title The pawnbroker's daughter : a memoir / Maxine Kumin.

Publication Info. New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2015]


1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First Edition.
Description 167 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Need money? See Pete. Recollections by the pawnbroker's daughter -- Love in wartime -- Metamorphosis: from light verse to the poetry of witness -- Our farm, my inspiration -- The making of PoBiz farm.
Summary "Maxine Kumin left an unrivaled legacy as a pioneering poet and feminist. The Pawnbroker's Daughter charts her journey from a childhood in the Jewish community in Depression-era Philadelphia, where Kumin's father was a pawnbroker, to Radcliffe College, where she comes into her own as an intellectual and meets the soldier-turned-Los Alamos scientist who would become her husband; to her metamorphosis from a poet of "light verse" to a "poet of witness"; to her farm in rural New England, the subject and setting of much of her later work. Against all odds, Kumin channels her dissatisfaction with the life that is expected of her as a wife and a mother into her work as a feminist and one of the most renowned and remembered twentieth-century American poets"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Kumin, Maxine, 1925-2014.
Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Poetry consultants -- United States -- Biography.
Feminists -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 9780393246339 (hardcover)
0393246337 (hardcover)

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