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Adrienne Rich
Cheri Colby Langdell
0313316058
May 2004
Hardcover
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Review
“Langdell traces Rich's several transformations, including one "transfiguration," from neoclassically influenced modernist, through radical feminist cultural critic, to neo-Marxist prophet of postmodern America. Throughout, Langdell's insightful analyses of individual poems succeed in making the case for a progressive development of Richean ideology....Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty.”–Choice

Book Description
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....


Adrienne Rich's Poetry and Prose: Poems Prose Reviews and Criticism
Adrienne Rich
0393961478
April 1993
Textbook Paperback
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A Wild Patience Has Taken Me This Far
Adrienne Cecile Rich
0393014940
Jan 1982
Hardcover
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Reading Adrienne Rich
Jane R. Cooper (Editor)
0472063502
June 1984
Paperback
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Book Description
Celebrates and interprets the work of this major poet and feminist theorist.


What is Found There
Adrienne Cecile Rich
0393035654
Oct 1993
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
" You must write, and read, as if your life depended on it. " Rich ( An Atlas of the Difficult World ) seems to do as she says, and that's partly why her work is so powerful. This collection of her essays, notebook excerpts and letters shares the poet's thinking and her passion. Rich writes not only about poetry as a literary entity but about our need for it as a force for personal truth and political action. She is not prescriptive. Instead, she urges democracy in poetry, a broadening of possibilities, and suggests poetry--"a social art"--as a means of larger change, "pulling us toward each other." The pieces here do some of that pulling. Rich discusses the place of poetry in shopping malls; the livelihoods of poets; their education; Muriel Rukeyser as a neglected master; Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson as...


Adrienne Rich
Amy Sickels
0791082237
January 2006
Hardcover
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Dark Fields of the Republic
Adrienne Cecile Rich
0393038688
Sept 1995
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In poems written since 1991, Rich conceives a spare but variegated poetic landscape where the borders of politics, art and personal relationships dissolve to unloose disembodied, truth-telling voices: "...this is not somewhere else but here,/ our country moving closer to its own truth and dread,/ its own ways of making people disappear." Two sections, "What Kind of Times Are These" and "Then Or Now," explore the individual mind's impress on the world, sometimes drawing from the lives of political visionaries and intellectuals. In the 10-part poem, "Calle Vision," a real place becomes a topography of human memory and imagination. Ideas ("surely the love of life is never-ending") undulate with imagistic details ("a cat drinks from a bowl of marigolds") in poems with often shorter lines than in her last book, An...


The Best American Poetry 2005 (Best American Poetry Series)
Paul Muldoon (Editor)
0743257588
September 2005
Paperback
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Review
"Each year, a vivid snapshot of what a distinguished poet finds exciting, fresh and memorable: and over the years, as good a comprehensive overview of contemporary poetry as there can be."-- Robert Pinsky

Book Description
This eagerly awaited volume in the celebrated Best American Poetry series reflects the latest developments and represents the state of the art today. Paul Muldoon, the distinguished poet and international literary eminence, has selected -- from a pool of several thousand published candidates -- the top seventy-five poems of the year.With insightful comments from the poets illuminating their work, and series editor David Lehman's perspicacious foreword, The Best American Poetry 2005 is indispensable for every poetry enthusiast.

See...


Fox
Adrienne Cecile Rich
0393041662
Oct 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The justly celebrated Rich (Diving into the Wreck, The Fact of a Doorframe, etc.) has been publishing verse now for over 50 years; her oeuvre has included 1950s formalism, some of the subtlest protest verse of the 1960s and broadly successful volumes in verse and prose that helped set the agenda for 1970s feminism and gay and lesbian liberation. Rich's recent style developed slowly throughout the 1990s comes to full fruition here, conveying her familiar attentions to social injustice and intense introspection with and a sometimes harsh, fragmented, versatile line whose sources include George Oppen and Anglo-Saxon accentual verse. Rich praises, commemorates and questions friends and public figures, while thinking about what political action means; lines and stanzas glide over West Coast landscape, revive or...


The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry
J. D. McClatchy
1400030935
April 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Poetry devotees will be familiar with much of the work in this fine collection, which focuses on the period from WW II until the present. Sixty-five poets, including such well-known writers as Robert Lowell, Allen Ginsberg, Theodore Roethke, Anne Sexton, James Dickey, Denise Levertov and Gary Snyder, are represented by anywhere from one to a dozen poems each, as well as a brief biography that touches on the writer's aesthetic ideas. McClatchy, himself a poet and critic, has done an exceptional job of selecting works that typify the poets' styles and beliefs. Standouts are Elizabeth Bishop's "In the Waiting Room," about the poet's first perception of herself in relation to others; Randall Jarrell's "The Woman at the Washington Zoo," which deals with the dull, emotionless routine of modern life; Frank O'Hara's...


French in 32 Lessons
Adrienne Cecile Rich
0393045315
June 1984
Paperback
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World News Features, Gordon M. Quarnstrom
Adrienne's vocabulary lists are contemporary, practical, and uncensored--you'll find words here that aren't in any other language book--and they group together families of words, which makes expanding your vocabulary painless...Whether you're trying to learn the rudiments, travel with globe-trotting panache, or get out of a prickly situation, Adrienne will show you the way. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Here is the fourth in Norton's colorful reissues of Adrienne's popular guides to learning languages. French in 32 Lessons is the rapid and practical way to master the basics and begin speaking the language. The book gives you the essential, simplified grammar plus 3000 of the most-used wordswords and...


Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution
Adrienne Rich
0393312844
April 1995
Paperback
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From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Jesse Larsen
Asking "But what was it like for women?" with "painful consciousness of my own Western cultural perspective and that of most of the sources available," Adrienne Rich examines pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood from historical, physical, religious, institutional, political, and personal angles. In her introduction to the 1986 edition, she explains "I did not choose this subject; it had long ago chosen me... I only knew that I had lived through something which was considered central to the lives of women... a key to the meaning of life; and that I could remember little except anxiety, physical weariness, anger, self-blame, boredom, and divisions within myself..." Written with a stimulating combination of poetic rhythm, scholarly precision, feminist perspective, and personal...


Midnight Salvage
Adrienne Cecile Rich
0393046826
Jan 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
W.H. Auden chose Adrienne Rich for the Yale Younger Poet series when she was a mere 21. In Midnight Salvage, a half century later, in an act part homage, part defiance, Rich challenges the reader to reconsider whether poetry matters: if a woman as vivid as any artist
can fling any day herself from the 14th floor

would it relieve you to decide Poetry
doesn't make this happen?

As we've come to expect from a writer who insists that "all kinds of language fly into poetry, like it or not" and "real acts are not simple," Rich sparks necessary epiphanies. Her Whitmanesque embrace of the silenced--the homeless woman, the drag queen, the paraplegic--forces us to question and redefine who and what poetry is for. This desire to widen art's access, to reject the "death mask / and the english...



Anglo-American Feminist Challenges to the Rhetorical Traditions: Virginia Woolf, Mary Daly, and Adrienne Rich
Krista Ratcliffe
0809319349
August 1995
Hardcover
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Arts of the Possible
Adrienne Cecile Rich
0393050459
Apr 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Rich's engaging new collection of essays reaffirms what Norton editors declared some 25 years ago: the "private poet" has gone public, "without sacrificing the complexity of subjective experience or the intensity of personal emotion." This certainly holds true for Rich the essayist as well, for she has firmly established herself as a major American poet and intellectual most concerned with the intersection of the public and private, the social and personal. The overarching goal of her intellectual project is to discover what's imaginatively possible in a cultural system debased by economic, social and political injustice, which, she suggests, are perhaps inherent in capitalism. While her powerful and frequently anthologized essay on "compulsory heterosexuality" is not included, the equally famous and influential...


Perrine's Sound and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry
Thomas Arp
0838407463
May 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
An introduction to poetry presented in a compact and concise anthology, SOUND AND SENSE continues the tradition of offering clear, precise writing and practical organization initiated by Laurence Perrine years ago.

About the Author
Born 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, attended public schools in Dearborn. B.A. in English from the University of Michigan (1954), Woodrow Wilson Fellowship to Stanford University. 1955-56, producer of educational television for the University of Michigan. M.A. Stanford 1960, Ph.D. Stanford 1962. Teaching at Bowdoin College, Princeton University, University of California at Berkeley, Hull University (England), and since 1970 at Southern Methodist University. Fulbright lectureship at University of Bucharest (Romania) 1969-70. Published THE FORM OF POETRY...


The School Among the Ruins
Adrienne Cecile Rich
0393059839
Sept 2004
Hardcover
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From Booklist
*Starred Review* Trust Rich, a clarion poet of conscience, to get the fractured timbre of the times just right in a collection of vigorous lyric poems about the first four years of the twenty-first century, a period of terror, war, corporate imperialism, outrageous lies, and miasmal inarticulateness. A moment in history, Rich avers, in arresting imagery and flinty syntax, in which language has been processed into banality just like so much of the American landscape. Forthright, precise, witty, and keenly attuned to complacency, reluctance, and fear, Rich fights back with exhilaratingly choreographed poems about inane, high-pitched public cell-phone conversations, television's numbing soundtrack, the crude oversimplification and commercialization of public discourse, and the "viral / spread of social impotence producing...


Poetry: A Pocket Anthology, 4th Edition
R. S. Gwynn
0321244966
November 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Key Benefit: This brief, inexpensive, and portable anthology of poetry features more than 250 poems and presents a diverse body of work ranging from William Shakespeare and John Milton to Rita Dove and Adrienne Rich. Key Topics: Selection of poems along with guidance on how to write about poetry. Index of critical terms included. Market: This interested in a concise introduction to poetry.

From the Back Cover
This brief, affordable poetry collection features over 250 poems, and presents a diverse body of work ranging from William Shakespeare and John Milton to Rita Dove and Adrienne Rich. Wide range of selections (arranged chronologically) from the popular ballads to poets born in the 60's. "Writing About Poetry" section offers readers the most basic tips on organization,...


Adrienne Rich: Passion, Politics and the Body, Vol. 4
Liz Yorke
0803977263
February 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
Adrienne Rich is one of the foremost women poets and theorists writing in America today. In this accessible introduction to Adrienne RichÆs work, author Liz Yorke reviews the process and development of her ideas through time, ideas that are worked out in and through both her prose and her poetry. As a lesbian poet, Rich has participated in many of the major political debates within second-wave feminism. This book explores the complexity and subtlety of RichÆs contribution to feminism and outlines her ideas on motherhood, heterosexuality, lesbian identity, Jewish identity, and issues of racial and sexual otherness. Liz Yorke conveys the range of RichÆs achievements and highlights the major themes in RichÆs work.


Time's Power
Adrienne Cecile Rich
0393305759
May 1989
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In her 14th collection, Rich, National Book Award winner ( Diving into the Wreck ), stokes the political passion for which she is well known. But she writes here with a quicker rhythm; the clipped, almost abridged quality of her lines suggests a desire to cut away excess, to distill what is essential: "we're serious now/about death . . . we're learning to be true/with herCopyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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