Essential essays : culture, politics, and the art of poetry / Adrienne Rich ; edited and with an introduction by Sandra M. Gilbert
- 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.
- "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"--
- 9780393652369 hardcover
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-387) and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased with funds from the Paterno Libraries Endowment (Campus College Libraries); 2018
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