Quotation by Angela Carter

And, oh God, in my misspent youth as a housewife, I, too, used to bake bread, in those hectic and desolating days just prior to the woman's movement, when middle-class women were supposed to be wonderful wives and mothers, gracious hostesses.... I used to feel so womanly when I was baking my filthy bread.
Angela Carter (1940–1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Vintage (1992). Expletives Deleted, review of Elizabeth David, English Bread and Yeast Cookery, New Society (1987).
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