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Poetry and Commitment: An Essay

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With passion, critical questioning, and humor, Adrienne Rich suggests how poetry has actually been lived in the world, past and present. In this essay, which was the basis for her speech upon accepting the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, she ranges among themes including poetry's disparagement as "either immoral or unprofitable," the politics of translation, how poetry enters into extreme situations, different poetries as conversations across place and time. In its openness to many voices, Poetry and Commitment offers a perspective on poetry in an ever more divided and violent world.

"I hope never to idealize poetry--it has suffered enough from that. Poetry is not a healing lotion, an emotional massage, a kind of linguistic aromatherapy. Neither is it a blueprint, nor an instruction manual, nor a billboard."

Synopsis:

In the traditional of great literary manifestos, Norton is proud to present this powerful work by Adrienne Rich.

About the Author

One of this country's most distinguished poets, Adrienne Rich has received numerous awards, most recently the National Book Foundations' Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. She lives in California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393331035
Author:
Rich, Adrienne
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Rich, Adrienne
Author:
Doty, Mark
Afterword by:
Doty, Mark
Afterword:
Doty, Mark
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Poetics
Subject:
Poetry -- Authorship.
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
6 x 4 in

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