Recollections of My Life As a Woman - The New York Years

Author(s): Diane di Prima

Biography & Memoir

""My earliest sense of what it means to be a woman was learned from my grandmother, Antoinette Mallozzi, and at her knee.... She smelled of lemons and olive oil, garlic and waxes and mysterious herbs. I loved to touch her skin."" "So begins Diane di Prima's memoir, in which she explores the first three decades of her life and how she came to define herself as a woman. She grew up in Brooklyn in the 1930s and '40s in an Italian American family, and only by heroic effort was she able to break away and follow through on a lifelong commitment to become a poet, first made when she was in high school."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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General Fields

  • : 9780140231588
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : Penguin (Non-Classics)
  • : 0.374214
  • : March 2002
  • : 1.1 Inches X 5.4 Inches X 8 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Diane di Prima
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 811/.54 B
  • : 432