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Two, Or, the Book of Twins and Doubles: An Autobiographical Anthology

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A twin herself, the author's own story introduces each section and informs the chapters in this anthology on twins. Topics include: birth and parenthood; like and unlike; the nature of twinship; love and hate; separation and death; freaks; doubles; and the myth of the twin.
Unknown Binding, 488 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Virago Press (UK)
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Aug 04, 2013 Maggie rated it it was amazing
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Definitely not a book for just anyone. But if you have an interest in twins, for whatever reason, this is a must-read. I loved it! It's an anthology of literature (all kinds--fiction, poetry, psychological and philosophical essays and articles, brief witticisms, and so on). The sectional introductions by the anthologist, a little-known but fabulous children's author who is a twin herself, are fascinating reads in their own right. Unlike some anthologies, this book is probably best enjoyed and ap ...more
mostly fascinating, especially the sections on literary appropriation of the themes. and now i see twins, doubles, doppelgangers and shadows everywhere.
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British children's author Penelope Farmer was born in 1939, in Westerham, Kent, the daughter of Hugh Robert MacDonald and Penelope Boothby Farmer. She published her first book, The China People, in 1960, going on to use one of the longer stories originally intended for that collection as the basis of her first novel, The Summer Birds, which received a Carnegie commendation.
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