Publication Date: May 17, 1996 List Price: $15.95 (store prices may vary) Format: Paperback Classification: Poetry Page Count: 77 ISBN13: 9780393314441 Imprint: W. W. Norton & Company
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Parent Company: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Calling upon the ancient Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone, Mother Love examines the love between mother and daughter, two tumblers locked in an eternal somersault: each mother a daughter, each daughter a potential mother. In settings as various as a patio in Arizona, the bistros and boulevards of Paris, the sun-drenched pyramids of Mexico?and directly from the Greek myth itself?Rita Dove explores this relationship and the dilemma of letting go.