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Tillie Olsen

Tillie Olsen: Voicing What Was Silenced

Last week, after Jewish writer Tillie Olsen died at the age of 94, I picked up a copy of Tell Me A Riddle, her first collection of short stories published in 1961. Last night I re-read “I Stand Here Ironing,” a story that recounts a poor working woman’s ambivalence about her parenting skills and about her eldest daughter’s future during the Great Depression.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Tillie Olsen." (Viewed on August 29, 2014) <http://jwa.org/blog/tillie-olsen>.

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