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Publisher Comments:

Telephone Ringing in the Labyrinth is one of Adrienne Rich's most unpredictable and evocative collections. In the folk/blues tradition behind "Rhyme," in the incantatory pattern of "Behind the Motel," in the voices from past and present in "Letters Censored, Shredded, Returned to Sender or Judged Unfit to Send," in the dystopic scenes and intimate encounters of "Draft # 2006," in the mysterious negotiations of the title poem, the tempos and moods of this book constantly vary. Here, Rich draws on the artistic means of a lifetime.

Review:

"Rich, who won the Yale Younger Poets prize in 1951 and who has published more than 25 books since, continues, in this unsparing collection, to make inquiries into real injustice and fables of its vanquishment: 'loose floorboards quitting in haste we pried/ up to secrete the rash imagination/ of a time to come.' The penchant that this great American poet has for dating her books and her individual poems feels less like an attempt to situate them within history than a means to shock the self, and readers, into recognizing what has passed, and is passing: 'smolder's legacy on a boulder traced.' Rich's stark, intimate voice seems to speak for a life lived at once at the margins and at the center. Some poems linger in diaristic dailiness ('My neighbor moving/ in a doorframe moment's/ reach of her hand'); others light out for the territory where possibilities are extinguished, and born: 'beyond remorse, disillusion, fear of death// or life/ rage/ for order, rage for destruction// — beyond this love which stirs/ the air every time she walks into the room.'" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

A new volume from Adrienne Rich, recipient of the National Book Foundation's 2006 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

Synopsis:

A new volume from Adrienne Rich, recipient of the National Book Foundation's 2006 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

Synopsis:

'Rich"s lyrics are powerful and mournful, drenched in memory.' '"San Francisco Chronicle

Synopsis:

The newest volume of poetry from Rich, recipient of the National Book Foundations 2006 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, collects some of her most unpredictable and evocative work to date.

About the Author

Adrienne Rich's honors include the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. She lives in California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393065657
Author:
Rich, Adrienne
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Rich, Adrienne
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
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Publication Date:
October 2007
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Rich, who won the Yale Younger Poets prize in 1951 and who has published more than 25 books since, continues, in this unsparing collection, to make inquiries into real injustice and fables of its vanquishment: 'loose floorboards quitting in haste we pried/ up to secrete the rash imagination/ of a time to come.' The penchant that this great American poet has for dating her books and her individual poems feels less like an attempt to situate them within history than a means to shock the self, and readers, into recognizing what has passed, and is passing: 'smolder's legacy on a boulder traced.' Rich's stark, intimate voice seems to speak for a life lived at once at the margins and at the center. Some poems linger in diaristic dailiness ('My neighbor moving/ in a doorframe moment's/ reach of her hand'); others light out for the territory where possibilities are extinguished, and born: 'beyond remorse, disillusion, fear of death// or life/ rage/ for order, rage for destruction// — beyond this love which stirs/ the air every time she walks into the room.'" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , A new volume from Adrienne Rich, recipient of the National Book Foundation's 2006 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
"Synopsis" by , A new volume from Adrienne Rich, recipient of the National Book Foundation's 2006 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
"Synopsis" by , 'Rich"s lyrics are powerful and mournful, drenched in memory.' '"San Francisco Chronicle
"Synopsis" by , The newest volume of poetry from Rich, recipient of the National Book Foundations 2006 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, collects some of her most unpredictable and evocative work to date.
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