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Over more than three decades Adrienne Rich"s essays have been praised for their lucidity, courage, and range of concerns. In A Human Eye, Rich examines a diverse selection of writings and their place in past and present social disorders and transformations. Beyond literary theories, she explores from many angles how the arts of language have acted on and been shaped by their creators" worlds.

This powerful new collection includes a stirring response to the anthology Iraqi Poetry Today, a critique of three classic socialist manifestos, and a rereading of The Dead Lecturer, an early volume of poems by LeRoi Jones. Rich engages the impulse to make art that both impels toward and interacts with social change, a theme she also traces through the letters of poets Robert Duncan and Denise Levertov, gay and lesbian politics and poetry, and influential texts on Zionism and the Jewish diaspora.

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"Adrienne Rich is the Blake of American letters."--Nadine Gordimer

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'Adrienne Rich is the Blake of American letters."Nadine Gordimer

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Rich continues to refuse to separate the artistic from the political, and she articulates in powerful ways how a truly radical political agenda can draw upon an aesthetic vision . . . a vision both unsparing and full of hope.Only Rich can write essays that blend politics and poetry so effortlessly.For all Rich"s shepherding us toward compassion and solidarity with those who suffer violence and injustice, she never ceases to praise the mystery intrinsic to poetry and art.

Synopsis:

Across more than three decades Adrienne Rich"s essays have been praised for their lucidity, courage, and range of concerns. In A Human Eye, Rich examines a diverse selection of writings and their place in past and present social disorders and transformations. Beyond literary theories, she explores from many angles how the arts of language have acted on and been shaped by their creators" worlds.

Synopsis:

Across more than three decades Adrienne Rich's essays have been praised for their lucidity, courage, and range of concerns. In A Human Eye, Rich examines a diverse selection of writings and their place in past and present social disorders and transformations. Beyond literary theories, she explores from many angles how the arts of language have acted on and been shaped by their creators' worlds.

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:
9780393338300
Author:
Rich, Adrienne
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Rich, Adrienne
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
Art-Theory and Criticism
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
180
Dimensions:
8.25x5.50x.50 in. .35 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "Adrienne Rich is the Blake of American letters."--Nadine Gordimer
"Synopsis" by , 'Adrienne Rich is the Blake of American letters."Nadine Gordimer
"Synopsis" by , Rich continues to refuse to separate the artistic from the political, and she articulates in powerful ways how a truly radical political agenda can draw upon an aesthetic vision . . . a vision both unsparing and full of hope.Only Rich can write essays that blend politics and poetry so effortlessly.For all Rich"s shepherding us toward compassion and solidarity with those who suffer violence and injustice, she never ceases to praise the mystery intrinsic to poetry and art.
"Synopsis" by , Across more than three decades Adrienne Rich"s essays have been praised for their lucidity, courage, and range of concerns. In A Human Eye, Rich examines a diverse selection of writings and their place in past and present social disorders and transformations. Beyond literary theories, she explores from many angles how the arts of language have acted on and been shaped by their creators" worlds.
"Synopsis" by , Across more than three decades Adrienne Rich's essays have been praised for their lucidity, courage, and range of concerns. In A Human Eye, Rich examines a diverse selection of writings and their place in past and present social disorders and transformations. Beyond literary theories, she explores from many angles how the arts of language have acted on and been shaped by their creators' worlds.
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