March Sisters: On Life, Death, And Little Women: A Library Of America Special Publication

August 27, 2019|
March Sisters: On Life, Death, And Little Women: A Library Of America Special Publication by Kate Bolick
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For fans of Greta Gerwig''s acclaimed film, four acclaimed authors offer personal reflections on their lifelong engagement with Louisa May Alcott''s classic novel of girlhood and growing up.

For the 150th anniversary of the publication of Louisa May Alcott''s Little Women, Kate Bolick, Jenny Zhang, Carmen Maria Machado, and Jane Smiley explore their strong lifelong personal engagement with Alcott''s novel--what it has meant to them and why it still matters. Each takes as her subject one of the four March sisters, reflecting on their stories and what they have to teach us about life. Kate Bolick finds parallels in oldest sister Meg''s brush with glamour at the Moffats'' ball and her own complicated relationship with clothes. Jenny Zhang confesses to liking Jo least among the sisters when she first read the novel as a girl, uncomfortable in finding so much of herself in a character she feared was too unfeminine. Carmen Maria Machado writes about the real-life tragedy of Lizzie Alcott, the inspiration for third sister Beth, and the horror story that can result from not being the author of your own life''s narrative. And Jane Smiley rehabilitates the reputation of youngest sister Amy, whom she sees as a modern feminist role model for those of us who are, well, not like the fiery Jo. These four voices come together to form a deep, funny, far-ranging meditation on the power of great literature to shape our lives.
KATE BOLICK is the author of Spinster: Making a Life of One''s Own and is a contributing editor to The Atlantic.JENNY ZHANG is a writer and poet based in New York City and the author of the story collection Sour Heart. CARMEN MARIA MACHADO is the author of the story collection Her Body and Other Parties and a contributor to The New Yor...
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Title:March Sisters: On Life, Death, And Little Women: A Library Of America Special Publication
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:196 pages, 7.56 X 5.11 X 0.77 in
Shipping dimensions:196 pages, 7.56 X 5.11 X 0.77 in
Published:August 27, 2019
Publisher:Library Of America
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781598536287

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