308pp. Dark rose or magenta boards with cream lettering on spine; small very light coffee stain on top edge. Else As New: tight spine, sharp corners, no rubbing wear. Dustwrapper Taupe dustwrapper not price-clipped ($25), with black and white photo-portrait detail of Mother Millett in turtleneck. Fine:. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Kate Millett’s tremulous and hauntingly beautiful memoir begins with a telephone call from Minnesota where her mother is dying. Her return home to a severe, intelligent, and controlling matriarch is the catalyst for a meditation on her upbringing in middle America and her subsequent outcast status as a political activist, artist, and lesbian.
Mother Millett is an intensely personal journey through the author’s interior life, a subject she has visited over the years in such classic texts as Sita and The Loony Bin Trip. In these pages are reflections on a life of political engagement, beginning with the sexual politics of the feminist movement, proceeding to the struggle for gay liberation, and culminating in her campaign for housing rights on the Lower East Side of New York where she and her neighbors currently face eviction. Throughout, Millett confronts her fears of losing her mother, the anchor to a world she has long ago rejected but which continues to define her.
Echoing Philip Roth’s Patrimony, Millett writes with great poignancy about caring for the person who brought her into the world, a role reversal that brings with it both devastation and grace.
About the Author: Among Kate Millett‘s other books are Flying Sita, The Basement, and The Loony Bin Trip. Millett is a founder of the Women’s Art Colony in Poughkeepsie, New York. She also lives in New York City.
Title: Mother Millett *SIGNED*
Publication Date: 2001
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good -
Edition: First Edition, First Printing.
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