Marge Piercy.

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  • Author(s): Parsons, Sandra J.
  • Source:
    Salem Press Encyclopedia of Literature, 2019. 1p.
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    • Abstract:
      Marge Piercy grew up in a Detroit middle-class neighborhood during the 1950s. She was reared in a typical patriarchal family in which her father worked away from home and her mother was home to care for the house and the children. As a child she loved to write stories and poetry, although she was told by her family and her culture that she was wasting her time. The message was that girls and women could not become serious writers because of their predestined role as wives and mothers.