Arts Of The Possible Essays And Conversations

Arts of the Possible  Essays and Conversations PDF
Author: Adrienne Rich
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393345734
Size: 32.73 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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"Adrienne Rich's new prose collection could have been titled The Essential Rich."—Women's Review of Books These essays trace a distinguished writer's engagement with her time, her arguments with herself and others. "I am a poet who knows the social power of poetry, a United States citizen who knows herself irrevocably tangled in her society's hopes, arrogance, and despair," Adrienne Rich writes. The essays in Arts of the Possible search for possibilities beyond a compromised, degraded system, seeking to imagine something else. They call on the fluidity of the imagination, from poetic vision to social justice, from the badlands of political demoralization to an art that might wound, that may open scars when engaged in its work, but will finally suture and not tear apart. This volume collects Rich's essays from the last decade of the twentieth century, including four earlier essays, as well as several conversations that go further than the usual interview. Also included is her essay explaining her reasons for declining the National Medal for the Arts. "The work is inspired and inspiring."—Alicia Ostriker "[S]o clear and clean and thorough. I learn from her again and again."—Grace Paley

Catch If You Can Your Country S Moment

 Catch if you can your country   s moment  PDF
Author: William S. Waddell
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443810584
Size: 77.82 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 160
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The eight essays in this collection explore the work of Adrienne Rich, one of America’s most significant living writers and a poet and a public intellectual with a substantial audience both inside and outside the academy. Taken together, the essays argue for a shift in the perceived center of gravity of Rich’s career, from the passionate and eloquent poems of a largely personal feminist awakening, from the mid 60s to the early 80s, to the equally (if differently) passionate and eloquent poems of a more broadly public re-imagination of our country and its history, beginning with her work of the mid 1980s. Rich has remained committed to the reconstruction of poetry’s place in public as well as private life, nationally and globally. From varied perspectives, accessible to the common reader as well as the specialist, the collection addresses Rich’s negotiation of the boundary between these public and private spheres and the potential of poetry as a revolutionary medium and alternate epistemology, a means, as the title expresses it, of recovery and regeneration. Rich has aimed always, as the last lines of her poem “Planetarium” (1968) have it, at “the relief of the body / and the reconstruction of the mind,” and this collection works to describe her effort to extend the reach of that healing motive across a continent and a culture. "In these eight keenly executed essays edited by William Waddell, we see Rich finally removing those “asbestos gloves” once used to handle sizzling political topics. Critics in this volume show Adrienne Rich struggling barehanded with changing poetic strategies, complex new subject positions and the relations of power and cultural practice in the constitution of history. Transformative cartographer of words and perceptions, Rich, as Waddell argues, outlines “a method for redefining American space,” remapping North American culture for the marginalized, the repressed and the resistant. Waddell’s collection celebrates the polyphony of politics and aesthetics in Rich’s work, shaping for the reader an ethical discourse intensively visible, for the first time, in volumes such as An Atlas of the Difficult World: Poems 1988-1991, but equally present throughout Rich’s prose and poetry." Mary Lynn Broe, Caroline Werner Gannett Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology

Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich PDF
Author: Karen F. Stein
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9463511679
Size: 68.41 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 12
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In her six-decade long writing career Adrienne Rich (1929–2012) addressed, with sagacity and probing honesty, most of the significant issues of her lifetime. A poet of finely tuned craft, she won numerous prizes, awards, and honorary degrees, and famously rejected the prestigious National Medal for the Arts in 1997. She wrote twenty-five volumes of poetry and seven non-fiction books as she combined the roles of poet, scholar, theorist, and activist. Rich wrote passionately and powerfully about major 20th and early 21st century concerns such as feminism, racism, sexism, the Vietnam War, Marxism, militarism, the growing income disparities in the U.S., and other social issues. Her works ask important questions about how we should act, and what we should believe. They imagine new ways to deal with the social and political challenges of the twentieth century. Setting her work in the context of her life and American politics and culture during her lifetime, this book explores Rich’s poetic and personal journey from conservative, dutiful follower of cultural and poetic traditions to challenging questioner and critic, from passivity and powerlessness to activist, theorist, and acclaimed “poet of the oppositional imagination.”

South African Feminisms

South African Feminisms PDF
Author: M.J. Daymond
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134820267
Size: 69.91 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 392
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This is the first collection of feminist critical essays by and about women in South Africa to appear outside of that country. Many of the pieces were written after February 1990, when President de Klerk lifted the ban on black political organizations. The recognition that a just society cannot be achieved without freedom from gender oppression as well as racial oppression informs these essays and has a direct bearing on the creation of a new society in South Africa.

Great American Writers

Great American Writers PDF
Author: R. Baird Shuman
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761472407
Size: 21.13 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 144
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Highlights the lives and works of more than ninety American and Canadian writers of fiction, drama, nonfiction, poetry and song lyrics.

Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich PDF
Author: Cheri Colby Langdell
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313316050
Size: 78.73 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 277
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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.

Chronicle Of The Pulitzer Prizes For Poetry

Chronicle of the Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry PDF
Author: Heinz-D. Fischer
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110230089
Size: 14.11 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 499
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Joseph Pulitzer had not originally intended to award a prize for poetry. An initiative by the Poetry Society of America provided the initial impetus to establish the prize, first awarded in 1922. The supplement volume chronicles the whole history of how the awards for this category developed, giving an account based mainly on confidential jury protocols from the Pulitzer Prizes office at New York’s Columbia University. This volume completes the series "The Pulitzer Prize Archive".

Postmodernism

Postmodernism PDF
Author: Thomas Docherty
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131550460X
Size: 38.96 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 540
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This reader provides a selection of articles and essays by leading figures in the postmodernism debate.