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Silences by Tillie Olsen (1978), was a series of essays in which this author examined letters and journals of women authors of the past to comment on how personal circumstances affected their creative lives.
Best known for the classic short story Tell Me a Riddle, Olsen reflected on being a writer and a mother. She looked at how marriage and motherhood impacted output and chances for success. Issues of gender and class were central to these meditations.
Fast forward to the present, when many more women writers are successfully combining being a writer and being a mother. Still, it’s not easy, and women are the ones who have to think about it and make such choices. Read More→