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The Resource The most I could be : a Renaissance story, Kent Dale

The most I could be : a Renaissance story, Kent Dale

Label
The most I could be : a Renaissance story
Title
The most I could be
Title remainder
a Renaissance story
Statement of responsibility
Kent Dale
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Of all the exhilarating slogans that galvanised women in the 1970s, determined to change ourselves and the world, the one that really inspired me was- 'Be the most that you can!' Even as a small girl, I was eager to be the most I possibly could. This desire drove my life." Raised in an aspirational Australian working-class family of Christian Scientists, in the 1960s Dale Kent embarked on a lifelong struggle to fulfil the desire of many women of her generation-to be the most she could be. Despite discrimination and self-doubt, she escaped her controlling family and established an international career as a historian of the Florentine Renaissance. But she failed to liberate herself from the crippling views of women, love and sex she had internalised in childhood. Craving independence and sexual fulfilment, Kent left her child with her husband and started afresh in the United States on an academic road trip that took in Berkeley, Harvard, Princeton and the National Gallery of Art. Her story, both poignant and darkly comical, traces a counterpoint between increasing professional success, a desperate search for a sexual soulmate and a way back to her daughter
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
QPPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kent, Dale
Dewey number
  • 920.72
  • 907.202
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kent, Dale
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Researchers
  • Women
  • Women historians
Target audience
adult
Label
The most I could be : a Renaissance story, Kent Dale
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069104015
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 416 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780522877663
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1250304377
Label
The most I could be : a Renaissance story, Kent Dale
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069104015
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 416 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780522877663
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1250304377

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