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Essential essays : culture, politics, and the art of poetry / Adrienne Rich ; edited and with an introduction by Sandra M. Gilbert.

Author/Creator:
Rich, Adrienne, 1929-2012, author.
Standardized Title:
Essays. Selections
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
xx, 411 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects:
Rich, Adrienne, 1929-2012.
Feminism.
Art and society.
Social change in literature.
Poetry.
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays.
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / LGBT.
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Women Authors.
Local subjects:
Rich, Adrienne, 1929-2012.
Form/Genre:
Essays.
Essays.
Essays.
Summary:
"A career-spanning selection of the lucid, courageous, and boldly political prose of National Book Award winner Adrienne Rich. Adrienne Rich was an award-winning poet, influential essayist, radical feminist, and a major intellectual voice of her generation. The Essential Essays gathers twenty- five of Rich's most renowned essays into one volume, demonstrating the lasting brilliance of her voice and her prophetic vision. Her thoughts on feminism, poetry, race, homosexuality, and identity are still powerful and relevant today. Discussing everything from her fearless poetic vision to her revolutionary views on social justice, Rich's essays unite the political, personal, and poetical"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
The treasures that prevail / Sandra M. Gilbert
On lies, secrets, and silence: selected prose 1966-1978. When we dead awaken: writing as revision ; Jane Eyre: temptations of a motherless woman ; Vesuvius at home: the power of Emily Dickinson
Uncollected. Poetry and experience: statement at a poetry reading ; Caryatid: a column
Of woman born: motherhood as experience and institution (1976). Foreword ; Anger and tenderness ; Motherhood and daughterhood
Blood, bread, and poetry: selected prose 1979-1985. What does a woman need to know?
Compulsory heterosexuality and lesbian experience ; Split at the root: an essay on Jewish identity ; The eye of the outsider: Elizabeth Bishop's complete poems, 1927-1979 ; Blood, bread, and poetry: the location of the poet
What is found there: notebooks on poetry and politics (1993, 2003). Woman and bird ; Voices from the air ; The distance between language and violence ; Not how to write poetry, but wherefore ; "Rotted names" ; A poet's education ; Tourism and promised lands ; Six meditations in place of a lecture
Arts of the possible (2001). Muriel Rukeyser: her vision ; Why I refused the National Medal for the Arts ; Arts of the possible
A human eye (2009). Permeable membrane ; Poetry and the forgotten future.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [369]-387) and index.
Contributor:
Gilbert, Sandra M., editor, writer of introduction.
ISBN:
9780393652369
039365236X
OCLC:
1033573731
Publisher Number:
99977448607
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