The Bad Mother

The Bad Mother Translated from the award winning French novel La mauvaise m re prolific author Marguerite Andersen fictionalizes the important moments of her life resulting in this unflinching account of her relati

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  • Title: The Bad Mother
  • Author: Marguerite Andersen Donald Winkler
  • ISBN: 9781927583975
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Paperback
  • Translated from the award winning French novel La mauvaise m re, prolific author Marguerite Andersen fictionalizes the important moments of her life resulting in this unflinching account of her relationship with her three children and her years spent following her caprices and lovers, trying to regain the agency she lost when she became a mother.Born in Germany, MargueriteTranslated from the award winning French novel La mauvaise m re, prolific author Marguerite Andersen fictionalizes the important moments of her life resulting in this unflinching account of her relationship with her three children and her years spent following her caprices and lovers, trying to regain the agency she lost when she became a mother.Born in Germany, Marguerite was just into her twenties when she moved to Tunisia with her French lover She thought she was choosing a life of adventure and freedom, but what she got was children and a marriage that quickly became abusive Constrained by the minutiae of everyday life, Marguerite longs for the agency to make her own choices Eventually she flees, leaving her children behind for a year and a half.As the world labels her a wife, a mother, and eventually a bad mother, Marguerite wrestles with her own definition of personhood Can you love your children and want your own life at the same time A half century later, this fictionalized account of Andersen s life is written with brutal honesty, in spare, pithy, and often poetic prose, as she expresses her own conflicted feelings concerning a difficult time and the impact it had on her sense of self Andersen confronts the large and small choices that she made the times she stayed and the times she didn t all the while asking, What kind of mother am I

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    1. 4+ stars. I knew nothing about The Bad Mother when I started reading it other than I had seen an enthusiastic review earlier on that made it sound intriguing. I’m glad I followed the lead because I loved this tiny book. I’m not sure I can do it justice or describe why I liked it so much, but here goes. The Bad Mother is a very sparse fictionalized memoir. Today, Marguerite Anderson is 89 years old. She was born in Berlin and lived through WWII, after which she moved to Tunisia with her husb [...]

    2. Loved this, devoured it. "I laugh it off. I like it when my sons revolt."If she's a bad mother, we'd all do well to have one! I adored the writing and every character within. Herein lies the struggles of trying to be the right kind of mother and the hunger to remain a person of one's own too. I don't feel it's always easy for a mother to describe the hungers that still exist, as if once a you become a mother you are dead from the neck down. It is insight into how a mother's every move affects he [...]

    3. Nominated for the Prix des lecteurs de Radio-Canada in its original French, Marguerite Andersen has penned a poignant semiautobiographical novel in free verse about the endless guilt and the difficult choices that beset most mothers. Born in Germany, Andersen embarks on a peripatetic life where — like most mothers — she has to weigh her children’s needs and desires against her own. She follows her French lover from England to Tunisia before fleeing to Canada to escape this controlling, vio [...]

    4. Written in spare prose bordering on poetry, this autobiographical work explores the meaning of motherhood and all its contradictions. Marguerite is fearless in exposing her flawed self that is almost shocking in its stark delivery. While it's a short book, Andersen doesn't waste a word managing to evoke the most vivid portrayal of a mother's relationship with her children throughout their lives.

    5. Thanks to and Second Story Press for a free copy of this book. The Bad Mother is Marguerite Anderson's honest and unflinching account of her life as a mother. She begins and ends her story in the present at 89 years of age, acknowledging that she was a bad mother and apologizing to her children. I found the beginning particularly touching as her children try to convince her that she wasn't in fact a bad mother at all.She uses words sparingly but with great effect, conveying emotions beautifully [...]

    6. I was hooked when I saw the title. No phrase in the English language is more loaded than "good mother" Anderson, in thinly disguised fiction unflinchingly takes a look at her mothering and does not avert her gaze. What does it mean to be a "good mother", and what sacrifices can reasonably be expected from a person in the pursuit of motherhood? This book snuck up on me. By about the middle I found myself weeping. Anderson puts it all on the line with gut wrenching honesty, clothed in the finery o [...]

    7. This very short but very powerful memoir is a work that any mother will be able to relate to. It’s a reflective and confessional autobiographical meditation on the author’s time as a mother, the decisions and choices she made, the mistakes, the eternal conflict between her own selfhood and the demands of her children. I found it compulsive reading. Lyrically written, it’s not a conventional memoir by any means but an interior monologue on what it’s like to be a mother, a good one or a ba [...]

    8. This book was a bit sad, but interesting. It felt like it was written in the style of one big, long poem. Although I am not a fan of poetry, I liked the book.

    9. Really enjoyed the unbound style in which this was written. I might have given it five stars if not for the annoying recurrence of "I could never have imagined that [insert obvious probable outcome] would happen." She's a smart woman, and these lapses seem disingenuous. It was as if she were undermining her own goal of coming clean about her "bad" motherhood.

    10. Marguerite, a German-born woman, moves to Tunisia with her French lover. She wanted a life of freedom and adventure, but it quickly turned to one of marriage, children, and abuse. She eventually runs away from her husband and children, leaving them in his care for a year and a half. Marguerite does end up returning to care for her children, but throughout the book she describes herself as a bad mother.And honestly, I really thought she was a bad mother. I wrestled with this book — not in the " [...]

    11. I read this book in french. It was a really quick reading. The author gives details about her life but not too much at the same time. Maybe this the reason I appreciate this book. She describe the mistake that she made with her 3 kids, more precisely her 2 son's. He can push you to think what type of mother you are with your kids and mistakes that you had, have and will make.The way that the book is written is different than other book. A chapter will be one page.

    12. 3.5 stars I quite enjoyed this very different read - much of it is written in verse - and is the author's fictionalized account of her life. Each chapter is short and questions and self-confronts her suitability of being a good mother / or bad mother. Her need for her self, her own independence overshadows the proper and societal expectations of motherhood.

    13. One I'll read again over the years. This translation is in blank verse, which allows Andersen's story to evocatively unfurl at a rapid pace. "Bad mother" is the label she applies to herself, but the story she tells is more nuanced without becoming an apologia. Rarely, the voices of her children peek through, softening and providing insight into the outcome of her mothering decisions.

    14. I went to insane lengths to get this because I loved the sound of it and love books that demythologise motherhood. Quick read, fairly good but my expectations were too lofty!

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