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Some Instructions to My Wife

Crawford, Stanley

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ISBN 10: 0916583147 / ISBN 13: 9780916583149
Published by Dalkey Archive Pr, 1985
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Title: Some Instructions to My Wife

Publisher: Dalkey Archive Pr

Publication Date: 1985

Book Condition:Good

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From "Putting Things Away" to "The Marriage Almanac" (not to mention the pedantic "Index," in itself a comic wonder), Stanley Crawford gives the married, the unmarried, and the formerly married a classic satire on all the sanctimonious marriage manuals ever produced. Starting with the complete title, "Some Instructions to My Wife Concerning the Upkeep of the House and Marriage, and to My Son and Daughter Concerning the Conduct of Their Childhood," a boorish narrator sets down some seventy-three pieces of advice to his wife, young son, and two-year-old daughter, intended to foster and maintain domestic tranquility in an age of anxiety. Taken literally, our neo-Victorian head of the house is a male chauvinist pig of sorts, but what reader would deny that the sources of Crawford's satire run deep in the American grain?

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Stanley Crawford has written and farmed with his wife Rosemary in Northern New Mexico since 1969. He is the author of five novels and three works of nonfiction and has been the recipient of two NEA writing fellowships and a three year Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Writing Award. Recently he has taught at Colorado College and with the UMass/Amherst MFA Writing Program. Works in progress consist of three novels and a collection of essays.

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