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Poetry

An Atlas of the Difficult World: Poems 1988-1991

An Atlas of the Difficult World: Poems 1988-1991 Adrienne Rich WW Norton & Company 1991 An Atlas of the Difficult World is Adrienne Rich’s thirteenth book of verse, in which she writes of war, oppression, the future, death, mystery, love and the magic of poetry. In her interview with Bill Moyers, Adrienne Rich states that…

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Essays Poetry Theory

On Lies, Secrets & Silence: Selected Prose 1966-1978

On Lies, Secrets & Silence: Selected Prose 1966-1978 Adrienne Rich WW Norton & Company 1979 In this collection of prose writings, one of America’s foremost poets and feminist theorists reflects upon themes that have shaped her life and work. At issue are the politics of language; the uses of scholarship; and the topics of racism,…

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Essays Jewish Lesbian Poetry

Blood Bread & Poetry: Selected Prose 1979 -1985

Blood Bread & Poetry: Selected Prose 1979 -1985 Adrienne Rich WW Norton & Company 1986 Examining the connections between history and the imagination, ethics and action, Adrienne Rich explores the possible meanings of being white, female, lesbian, Jewish, and a United States citizen, both at this particular time and through the lens of the past.…

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Political Lesbianism

Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence

Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence Adrienne Rich Onlywomen Press 1981 From Wikipedia: Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence is a 1980 essay by¬†Adrienne Rich, which was also published in her 1986 book¬†Blood, Bread, and Poetry: Selected Prose 1979-1985. Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence is a text that is constructed to think about and inspire change about…

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Health History Motherhood

Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution

Of Woman Born: Motherhoodas Experience and Institution Adrienne Rich WW Norton & Company 1976 “In order for all women to have real choices all along the line,” Adrienne Rich writes, “we need fully to understand the power and powerlessness embodied in motherhood in patriarchal culture.” Rich’s investigation, in this influential and landmark book, concerns both…