AN INTERESTING CONDITION by Abigail Lewis

AN INTERESTING CONDITION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In this season's battle of the bulge, this is the first lay record of a lying-in and is a dear diary documentary of not only the physiological changes she encountered in a pregnancy but also of the feelings of a very brooding brood hen during the 280 day cycle. Over and above her more practical progress from the first doctor's visit to the delivery through a sequence of maternity clothes, weight, diet, etc.- there is an elaborate emotional seismograph which includes a great deal of her ""being-trapped thoughts"", of her consciousness of being ""focussed inward"", of being ""more me and lonelier than ever"", of her alarums and apprehensions, her embarrassments and resentments, which might well have excluded some of the intensely intimate details of her relationship with her husband. An aggravating, and in many ways a rather appalling account, too wombenly for words.

Pub Date: Oct. 19th, 1950
Publisher: Doubleday