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Journey with Two Maps Anthology Eavan Boland

Journey with Two Maps Anthology

Eavan Boland

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ISBN : 9781857545418
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274 pages
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A Journey with Two Maps begins with an anecdote: one afternoon, Eavan Boland saw one of her mothers paintings for sale in a gallery, signed by her famous teacher. It is the starting point for an exploration of concepts of art and womanhood, of whatMoreA Journey with Two Maps begins with an anecdote: one afternoon, Eavan Boland saw one of her mothers paintings for sale in a gallery, signed by her famous teacher. It is the starting point for an exploration of concepts of art and womanhood, of what it means to be a woman poet, finding her own voice within a tradition. Bolands discussion is both critical and deeply personal, an account of her development as a poet that traces her experiences as a woman, wife and mother in the light of influences such as Adrienne Rich, Elizabeth Bishop, Gwendolyn Brooks and Sylvia Plath. Boland considers the ways in which influences themselves may be changed as a tradition is remade. In the final part of the book, Letter to a Young Woman Poet, she addresses an unseen poet of the future who will redraw the maps once more, remaking the past and the present