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Songs of a Housewife

A collection of poems by

This charming collection of poems that Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (The Yearling, Cross Creek) wrote in the 1920s were so popular that they appeared one-a-day in a New York newspaper for two full years. Organized by task, the poems graphically depict the life of a housewife (mending, baking, dusting, and the joy of a sunny window) with wisdom and humor. In the days before convenience stores and microwaves, Rawlings reminds us of the horror of having company show up with nothing fixed to feed them. Or in a more timeless vein, the disdain a harried mother feels for the neighbor who has all her Christmas shopping done and wrapped early. Songs of a Housewife is one of a kind.

Genre: General Fiction

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June 1997 : USA Hardback

Title: Poems by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings: Songs of a Housewife
Author(s): Rodger L Tarr
ISBN: 0-8130-1491-3 / 978-0-8130-1491-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: University Press of Florida
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