Adrienne Rich: The Moment of Change
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004 - 277 pages
The volume covers the full progression of her poetry from the beginning through her most recent work. It clarifies her entire poetic output and illuminates her concepts of nation, the female body, power, and women's sexuality. In doing so, it draws on a vast body of literary, theoretical, and cultural scholarship. While the book offers a thorough study of Rich and her works, it also examines the critical reaction that her controversial writings have engendered.
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—Adrienne Rich [ D ] o not think that when I speak as one who knows with certainty that I do not also doubt . —Czeslaw Milosz We therefore have a primary obligation to each other : not to under- mine each others ' sense of reality for ...
This event reveals much about Rich's character : the problematic of resistance paral- lels the theme of control , the need to speak up for the marginalized in soci- ety . To speak the unspeakable becomes a personal vocation .
But when she speaks , a varied domestic and international audience — along with a devoted audi- ence of poets and critics of poetry — listens . Our lives as citizens in the twenty - first century resonate with hers .
Because one of her missions may have been to listen to and speak for those who are margin- alized in American society , some critics have perceived her more recent work as a reproach to those who see poetry as utterly distinct from raw ...
... and saying " I , " assuming the subject position , hence in some sense daring to speak the previously unspeakable . Both Anne Bradstreet and Emily Dickinson were extremely conscious of seizing power through poetry and used language ...
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