Married

Married

A Fine Predicament

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
A defense of the joys of married life for women by the author of Up the Sandbox is presented from the perspectives of a wife and mother who witnessed the 1950s, the sexual revolution, and the women's movement, drawing on examples from history, literature, and popular culture.

Perseus Publishing
Since she first gave voice to the struggles of a generation of women with Up the Sandbox, Anne Roiphe has been a unique chronicler of how we live in relationships and in families. In Married, Roiphe offers an elegant defense of married life from the wry perspective of a wife and mother who survived the 1950's, the sexual revolution, and the women's movement.Drawing upon a captivating range of examples from history, literature, and popular culture--ranging from Jane Austen's Emma to Bill and Hillary Clinton--as well as her own two marriages, Roiphe looks at the state of wedded union from an emotional as well as a social perspective. With her trademark blend of wit and wisdom, she explores such questions as why we have marriage, the stresses that threaten a marriage, what marriage asks of us, and what marriage gives to us.Just as she won women's hearts by celebrating the neglected joys of motherhood in Fruitful (shortlisted for the National Book Award), Roiphe is certain to capture a wide audience with her passionately affirmative answer to the basic question we ask about marriage. Does she think it's worth it? In Married Anne Roiphe answers with a resounding "I do."

The beloved novelist and observer of modern women's lives offers a wise and bittersweet defense of the joys of married life.


Book News
Roiphe continues her commentary on modern life in an extended essay without bibliography or index about marriage. She draws on literary and historical examples as well as the experience of her own two marriages and anxiety about her daughters. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
In Married, Roiphe offers an elegant defense of married life from the wry perspective of a wife and mother who survived the fifties, the sexual revolution and the women's movement.
Drawing upon a captivating range of examples from history, literature and popular culture - from Flaubert's Madame Bovary to Tony Soprano - as well as her own two marriages, Roiphe looks at the state of wedded union from an emotional and social perspective. With her trademark blend of wit and wisdom, she explores such questions as the nature of romantic love, how hard times can bury a marriage, the importance of divorce, the joys and stresses of parenthood, infidelity and its temptations, the changing roles of men and women, and the troubled state of modern courtship. The result is a tribute not only to what marriage asks of us but also to what it gives us.

Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, [2002]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780465070664
0465070663
Branch Call Number: 306.81 ROIPH
Characteristics: 285 pages ; 22 cm

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