The Dream of a Common Language: Poems 1974-1977

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Download or read book The Dream of a Common Language: Poems 1974-1977 written by Adrienne Rich and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2013-04-01 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Certain lines had become like incantations to me, words I’d chanted to myself through sorrow and confusion” —Cheryl Strayed, Wild “The Dream of a Common Language explores the contours of a woman’s heart and mind in language for everybody—language whose plainness, laughter, questions and nobility everyone can respond to. . . . No one is writing better or more needed verse than this.”—Boston Evening Globe

The Dream and the Dialogue

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Publisher : Univ. of Tennessee Press
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ISBN 10 : 0870498592
Pages : 193 pages
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Download or read book The Dream and the Dialogue written by Alice Templeton and published by Univ. of Tennessee Press. This book was released on 1994 with total page 193 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Adrienne Rich's poetry has long engaged critics in questions about the nature of poetic art, the character of poetic tradition, and the value of poetry as a political and cultural activity. At the same time, it has attracted many general readers, largely because it expresses the personal, social, and intellectual crises faced by feminists during the last thirty years." "In this study, Alice Templeton looks at the ways in which feminist thinking has influenced Rich's poetics while, simultaneously, her poetic practice has shaped her feminist conceptions. Templeton begins by exploring the tensions between epic, eulogistic, and lyric claims made in the poems collected in Diving into the Wreck (1973). She then examines the strategies Rich uses in subsequent collections to test and refine her feminist thinking. Templeton focuses, in particular, on the "dialogic moments" of cultural participation that Rich's poetry provides for the poet and the reader. These "moments," Templeton argues, can dispel myths of social determinism even as they implicate readers in an ethically charged communal bond." "By demonstrating the contributions that Rich has made both to feminist thinking and to our ways of reading poetic tradition, The Dream and the Dialogue treats Rich as a poet of ideas and places her work solidly in the context of contemporary literary theory."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Outward

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ISBN 10 : 9781452965260
Pages : 232 pages
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Download or read book Outward written by Ed Pavlic and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 2021-06-01 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first scholarly study of Adrienne Rich’s full career examines the poet through her developing approach to the transformative potential of relationships Adrienne Rich is best known as a feminist poet and activist. This iconic status owes especially to her work during the 1970s, while the distinctive political and social visions she achieved during the second half of her career remain inadequately understood. In Outward, poet, scholar, and novelist Ed Pavlić considers Rich’s entire oeuvre to argue that her most profound contribution in poems is her emphasis on not only what goes on “within us” but also what goes on “between us.” Guided by this insight, Pavlić shows how Rich’s most radical work depicts our lives—from the public to the intimate—in shared space rather than in owned privacy. Informed by Pavlić’s friendship and correspondence with Rich, Outward explores how her poems position visionary possibilities to contend with cruelty and violence in our world. Employing an innovative framework, Pavlić examines five kinds of solitude reflected in Rich’s poems: relational solitude, social solitude, fugitive solitude, dissident solitude, and radical solitude. He traces the importance of relationships to her early writing before turning to Rich’s explicitly antiracist and anticapitalist work in the 1980s, which culminates with her most extensive sequence, “An Atlas of the Difficult World.” Pavlić concludes by examining the poet’s twenty-first century work and its depiction of relationships that defy historical divisions based on region, race, class, gender, and sexuality. A deftly written engagement in which one poet works within the poems of another, Outward reveals the development of a major feminist thinker in successive phases as Rich furthers her intimate and erotic, social and political reach. Pavlić illuminates Rich’s belief that social divisions and the power of capital inform but must never fully script our identities or our relationships to each other.

Adrienne Rich

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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN 10 : 0313316058
Pages : 277 pages
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Download or read book Adrienne Rich written by Cheri Colby Langdell and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2004 with total page 277 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Although best known as a poet, Adrienne Rich is a versatile critic and a gifted writer of nonfiction and critical theory. One of America's most outspoken literary figures, her courage in speaking out against injustice in the United States and worldwide has earned her the kind of international political following few American poets enjoy. This book is a much-needed comprehensive study of her life and career. It covers the full progression of her poetry from the beginning through her most recent work. In doing so, it clarifies her entire poetic output and illuminates her concepts of nation, the female body, power, and women's sexuality.

Black Europe and the African Diaspora

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Publisher : University of Illinois Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780252076572
Pages : 326 pages
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Download or read book Black Europe and the African Diaspora written by Darlene Clark Hine and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2009 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Multifaceted analyses of the African diaspora in Europe

Reading Adrienne Rich

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ISBN 10 : 0472063502
Pages : 367 pages
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Download or read book Reading Adrienne Rich written by Jane Roberta Cooper and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 1984 with total page 367 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gathers reviews and essays which examine Rich's poetry and prose and looks at how critical opinion about her works has changed

The Dream of a Common Language

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ISBN 10 : 0393310337
Pages : 77 pages
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Download or read book The Dream of a Common Language written by Adrienne Cecile Rich and published by W W Norton & Company Incorporated. This book was released on 1993 with total page 77 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of poems from 1974 to 1977 is written by one of America's most successful and most moving modern poets. By the author of An Atlas of the Difficult World. Reprint.

Imagining Incest

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ISBN 10 : 1575910616
Pages : 165 pages
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Download or read book Imagining Incest written by Gale Swiontkowski and published by Susquehanna University Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 165 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Imagining Incest examines daughter-father relations as depicted in the poetry of Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, Adrienne Rich, and Sharon Olds. Swiontkowski demonstrates a progression in these relations from daughter as victim of the father in Sexton and Plath to daughter as rebel against the father in Rich to daughter as successor to the father in Olds. Each poet utilizes the poetic motif of incest in varying degrees to convey this developing relationship, and Swiontkowski shows that the struggles and triumphs inherent in this imagined relationship parallel many of the issues raised in the recent social crisis of recovered memories. Imagining Incest thus casts light on a painful social issue and extends the hope that comparing these four women poets demonstrates that women who have suffered under the tyranny of a patriarchal system can rebel and overcome by confronting and redefining the incestuous nature of their relations with the fathers of society.

The Aesthetics of Power

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ISBN 10 : 9780820333519
Pages : 216 pages
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Download or read book The Aesthetics of Power written by Claire Keyes and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2008 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When still a senior at Radcliffe, Adrienne Rich was selected as a Yale Younger Poet. The judge, W.H. Auden, wrote the introduction to her first book of poems. Thus Rich's career was launched by one of the most distinguished poets of the twentieth century, someone Rich herself admired and emulated. Adrienne Rich's early mentors were men, and her early poetry consequently adopted a strong male persona. In her development as artist, woman, and activist, however, Rich emerged as a leading voice of modern feminism--a voice which rejects a male-dominated world, forcing new definitions of power, new possibilities for women, and profound repercussions for society. In The Aesthetics of Power, Claire Keyes examines the shape and scope of Rich's poetry as it applies to Rich's female aesthetic. Keyes uncovers the process by which Rich embraces, then rejects, accepted uses of power, achieving a vision of beneficent female power. In her early poems, Adrienne Rich accepts certain traditions associated with the divisions of power according to sex. Later, Rich continually defines and redefines power until she can reject power-as-force (patriarchal power) for the power-to-transform, which, for her, is the truly significant and essential power. Surveying Rich's poetry and prose from 1951 to the present, this book traces the development of Adrienne Rich's new understanding of the power of the poet and the power of woman. Sharing Rich's feminist sensibilities, yet at times critical of her more radical positions, Claire Keyes draws a portrait of an artist who was molded by the complex political and social climate of post-World War II America. It is a portrait that reveals the creative growth of an artist, and the personal growth of a powerful and controversial woman.

Justice in the Making

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ISBN 10 : 0664227740
Pages : 276 pages
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Download or read book Justice in the Making written by Beverly Wildung Harrison and published by Westminster John Knox Press. This book was released on 2004-01-01 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Beverly Harrison has long fought for women and others at the margins, challenging the subjugating ways in which women's intellectual contributions, their gifts of ministerial leadership, and their reproductive capacity and sexual identity have been defined. This collection of essays and lectures, presented over the course of her career, demonstrates the progression of Harrison's contribution to the field of Christian ethics and the evolution of her thought in response to changing social realities.

Coming to Light

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ISBN 10 : 047208061X
Pages : 270 pages
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Download or read book Coming to Light written by Stanford University. Center for Research on Women and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 1985 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of 16 essays discusses the broad relationship of women poets to the American literary tradition

The Idea of the Past

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ISBN 10 : 0814751393
Pages : 330 pages
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Download or read book The Idea of the Past written by Leonard J. Lamm and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 1997-08 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lamm redraws the map of American psychoanalytic argument and takes a fresh look at current debates on narrative truth, metapsychology, and the role of the past in theory and therapy. Rejecting the exclusivist claims of scientific and hermeneutic psychoanalysis, he argues that the task is no longer to unify psychoanalysis into a homogeneous discourse, but rather to ascertain the conditions under which each mode of discourse--history, science, and practice--is applicable and appropriate. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Wicked Sisters

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ISBN 10 : 9780195344950
Pages : 296 pages
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Download or read book The Wicked Sisters written by Betsy Erkkila and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 1992-12-10 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This provocative study of the lives and works of Emily Dickinson, Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, Adrienne Rich, and Gwendolyn Brooks focuses on the historical struggles and differences among and within women writers and among feminists themselves. Erkkila explores the troubled relations women writers experienced with both masculine and feminine literary cultures, arguing that popular feminist views often romanticize and maternalize women writers and their interrelations in ways that effectively reinforce the very gender stereotypes and polarities which initially grounded women's oppression. Studying the multiple race, class, ethnic, cultural, and other locations of women within a particular social field, Erkkila offers a revisionary model of women's literary history that challenges recent feminist theory and practice along with many of our fundamental assumptions about the woman writer, women's writing, and women's literary history. In contrast to the tendency of earlier feminists to heroize literary foremothers and communities of women, Erkkila focuses on the historical struggles and conflicts that make up the history of women poets. Without discounting the historical power of sisterhood, she seeks to reclaim women's literary history as a site of contention, contingency, and ongoing struggle, rather than a separate space of untroubled and essentially cooperative accord among women. Encompassing the various historical significations of "wickedness" as destructive, powerful, playful, witty, mischievous, and not righteous, The Wicked Sisters explores the power struggles and discord that mark both the history of women poets and the history of feminist criticism.

Identity Poetics

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ISBN 10 : 9780231506724
Pages : 304 pages
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Download or read book Identity Poetics written by Linda Garber and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2001-10-17 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Queer theory," asserts Linda Garber, "alternately buries and vilifies lesbian feminism, missing its valuable insights and ignoring its rich contributions." Rejecting the either/or choice between lesbianism and queer theory, she favors an inclusive approach that defies current factionalism. In an eloquent challenge to the privileging of queer theory in the academy, Garber calls for recognition of the historical—and intellectually significant—role of lesbian poets as theorists of lesbian identity and activism. The connections, Garber shows, are most clearly seen when looking at the pivotal work of working-class lesbians/lesbians of color whose articulations of multiple, simultaneous identity positions and activist politics both belong to lesbian feminism and presage queer theory. Identity Poetics includes a critical overview of recent historical writing about the women's and lesbian-feminist movements of the 1970s; discussions of the works of Judy Grahn, Pat Parker, Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich, and Gloria Anzaldúa; and, finally, a chapter on the rise and hegemony of queer theory within lesbigay studies.

Women's Rights: Reflections in Popular Culture

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ISBN 10 : 9781440839436
Pages : 192 pages
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Download or read book Women's Rights: Reflections in Popular Culture written by Ann M. Savage and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2017-06-15 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Covering from 1900 to the present day, this book highlights how female artists, actors, writers, and activists were involved in the fight for women's rights, with a focus on popular culture that includes film, literature, music, television, the news, and online media. • Provides readers with a unique collection of feminist moments across a variety of mediated forms • Highlights female artists, writers, performers, athletes, and activists involved in the fight for women's rights over the course of more than a century • Presents an interesting and succinct guide for some of the most important moments in media history when women asserted themselves in the quest for equal rights • Addresses topics represented in the media, including equal pay, birth control, sexism, and racism

Queer Expectations

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ISBN 10 : 9781438472249
Pages : 232 pages
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Download or read book Queer Expectations written by Zohar Weiman-Kelman and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2018-12-01 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines how Jewish women have used poetry to challenge their historical limitations while rewriting their potential futures. Jewish women have had a fraught relationship with history, struggling for inclusion while resisting their limited role as (re)producers of the future. In Queer Expectations, Zohar Weiman-Kelman shows how Jewish women writers turned to poetry to write new histories, developing “queer expectancy” as a conceptual tool for understanding how literary texts can both invoke and resist what came before. Bringing together Jewish women’s poetry from the late nineteenth century, the interwar period, and the 1970s and 1980s, Weiman-Kelman takes readers on a boundary-crossing journey through works in English, Yiddish, and Hebrew, setting up encounters between writers of different generations, locations, and languages. Queer Expectationshighlights genealogical lines of continuity drawn by authors as diverse as Emma Lazarus, Kadya Molodowsky, Leah Goldberg, Anna Margolin, Irena Klepfisz, and Adrienne Rich. These poets push back against heteronormative imperatives of biological reproduction and inheritance, opting instead for connections that twist traditional models of gender and history. Looking backward in queer ways enables new histories to emerge, intervenes in a troubled present, and gives hope for unexpected futures. “Queer Expectations is one of the most original books of literary analysis, historiography, biography, and queer theory I have ever read. Its originality and its methodology turn traditional ways of thinking about literary analysis, questions of influence, and what queer can mean upside down. This is a truly brilliant book.” — Evelyn Torton Beck, editor of Nice Jewish Girls: A Lesbian Anthology, Revised and Updated Edition

Text, Context and Construction of Identity

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ISBN 10 : 9781527533950
Pages : 225 pages
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Download or read book Text, Context and Construction of Identity written by Rajesh Kumar and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2019-04-30 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Language is central to our existence and it happens to be the most sophisticated product of the human mind. It is inconceivable to think of ourselves, our societies, our ideas, cultures or identities without language. It is the primary means of socialization, and whatever we know is a result of it. It is the primary medium of construction and dissemination of knowledge, and structures our thought processes in important ways that constitute our identity. In very complex ways, it interacts with the social, political and economic power structures that remain significant in defining the identities of individuals and societies. The essays in this volume create an awareness and understanding about the role of linguistic context in negotiating identity. The book explains identity and the complex relations between language and several aspects of our society. It explores identity through text and context, and will serve to trigger a novel discourse around the centrality of identity in contemporary society.