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Book Title: Diary of a Mad Housewife|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 730 KB
v The author of the book: Sue Kaufman
Edition: Seal Press
Date of issue: March 28th 2005
ISBN 13: 9781560256878
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Read full description of the books Diary of a Mad Housewife:Made into a major motion picture that garnered an Oscar nomination, Diary of a Mad Housewife is a classic of womenâ€™s fiction that gave a wry voice to the nascent feminist stirrings of the 1960s and helped incite a revolution in the consciousness of a generation. After many years, this best-selling novel of Manhattan ennui is finally back in print.
When Bettina Balser begins to suspect that she is going mad, she starts a secret diary as a form of therapy and escape. Her fears pour onto the page: “Elevators, subways, bridges, tunnels, high places, low places, tightly enclosed spaces, boats, cars, planes, trains, crowds....â€ Through her observations of herself and those around her, Bettina seeks meaning in her exceedingly dreary life. Her frank examinations lead to many changes, including an extramarital fling, and her voice touches a timeless nerve, resonating on many levels— from the ever-evolving feminist consciousness to the gnawing existential search that is universal.
Diary of a Mad Housewifeâ€™s humor and insight are as alive and pertinent today as they were yesterday, and will charm and disarm men and women of any generation.
Read information about the authorKaufman was born in Long Island, New York. She received her degree from Vassar College in 1947. In 1953 she married a doctor named Jeremiah Abraham Barondess with whom she had a son. At Vasser she did some editorial work and went on to writing. Her works appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, and The Saturday Evening Post. Her first novel came out in 1959. In 1967 she wrote Diary of a Mad Housewife, which would be filmed as Diary of a Mad Housewife. She died in Manhattan in 1977, at the age of 50, after a long illness. The Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction is named in her honor.
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