A highly sensitive and perceptive portrait of motherhood in its psychic and physical realities is revealed to us by an...

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CHILD WITH A FLOWER

A highly sensitive and perceptive portrait of motherhood in its psychic and physical realities is revealed to us by an Italian mother and author as she feels out and sketches her relationship to her daughter from birth to the days four years later when they secretly shared the coming of another baby. The pain and pleasure of nursing; the first response of the baby to light; the terror of illness which the mother feels she alone must vanquish by the force of her love; the awakening of the child to nature, to flowers and the faithful dog who comes to accept and adore her; the child's realization of the essence of time and of death -- all these and many more poignant events are shared with us. The depth of emotion and the delicacy of expression make up a tone poem of maternity which will be enjoyed by women who are willing to evoke the profound emotions of motherhood and to accept Senora Bossi's fragile, overt, Continental approach to these experiences.

Pub Date: March 16, 1954

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Macmillan

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1954

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