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Generosity, Selfishness and Forgiveness: Rebecca Solnit and Others on Mothers

2016-09-30-21-23-39
"We never tell the story whole because a life isn't a story; it's a Milky Way of events and we are forever picking out constellations from it to fit who and where we are." Rebecca Solnit—essayist, philosopher, humanitarian—is known for her penetrating insights into human nature and for her steadfast belief in hope and compassion. Thus, imagine my surprise when I picked up The Faraway Nearby and read a venomous portrait of her own mother. A line like “She took pleasure in not giving me things she gave to others, often in front of me, in finding ways to push [...] Continue reading
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