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The Marvelous Arithmetics of Distance: Poems 1987-1992

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Publisher Comments:

This collection, 39 poems written between 1987 and 1992, is the final volume by Audre Lorde, "a major American poet whose concerns are international, and whose words have left their mark on many lives", in the words of Adrienne Rich. Audre Lorde was a poet of the city of her birth, New York, as well as of other urban landscapes. She spoke of the Caribbean, Africa, Europe. She brought to all these places a true cosmopolitan vision, one dissatisfied with the usual description of things, one eager for truth-telling, for change. She spoke of her hopes for this, her final offering to the world she traveled: "Beyond the penchant for easy definitions, false exactitudes, we share a hunger for enduring value, relationship beyond hierarchy and outside reproach, a hunger for life measures, complex, direct, and flexible....I want this book to be filled with shards of light thrown off from the shifting tensions between the dissimilar, for that is the real stuff of creation and growth".

About the Author

(1934-1992) published nine volumes of poetry and five works of prose. She was a recipient of many distinguished honors and awards, including honorary doctorates from Hunter, Oberlin, and Haverford Colleges, and was named New York State Poet (1991-1993).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393035131
Subtitle:
Poems: 1987-1992
Author:
Lorde, Audre
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Single Author / American
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
9461
Publication Date:
19930917
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
72
Dimensions:
8.7 x 6 x 0.6 in 0.578 lb

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