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The pawnbroker's daughter : a memoir / Maxine Kumin.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver BIO KUM-M KUM-M (Text) 34304000797636 Adult - Biography Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood BIO KUMIN (Text) 36626103681326 Adult Biographies Available -
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library B KUMIN, MAXINE (Text) 37500004170458 Biographies Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780393246339 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0393246337 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 167 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2015]

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Need money? See Pete. Recollections by the pawnbroker's daughter -- Love in wartime -- Metamorphosis: from light verse to the poetry of witness -- Our farm, my inspiration -- The making of PoBiz farm.
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"From Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Maxine Kumin, a timeless memoir of life, love, and poetry. Maxine Kumin left an unrivaled legacy as a pioneering poet and feminist. The Pawnbroker's Daughter charts her journey from a childhood in the Jewish community in Depression-era Philadelphia, where Kumin's father was a pawnbroker, to Radcliffe College, where she comes into her own as an intellectual and meets the soldier-turned-Los Alamos scientist who would become her husband; to her metamorphosis from a poet of "light verse" to a "poet of witness"; to her farm in rural New England, the subject and setting of much of her later work. Against all odds, Kumin channels her dissatisfaction with the life that is expected of her as a wife and a mother into her work as a feminist and one of the most renowned and remembered twentieth-century American poets" -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Kumin, Maxine, 1925-2014.
Poets, American > 20th century > Biography.
Poetry consultants > United States > Biography.
Feminists > United States > Biography.

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