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" A thinking woman sleeps with monsters. The beak that grips her, she becomes. "
Adrienne Rich: The Moment of Change - Page 56
by Cheri Colby Langdell - 2004 - 277 pages
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An American Triptych: Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, Adrienne Rich

Wendy Martin - 1984 - 286 pages
...(SDL, 13). Rich writes of the fear and guilt experienced by the woman who pierces cultural illusions: "A thinking woman sleeps with monsters. / The beak that grips her, she becomes" (SDL, 2.2.). In "Double Monologue" (1960), anger, denied, is converted into despair and even madness...
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Reading Adrienne Rich: Reviews and Re-visions, 1951-81

Jane Roberta Cooper - 1984 - 390 pages
...insatiable." "Save yourself; others you cannot save." Immediately following the maxim passage, Rich writes, "A thinking woman sleeps with monsters. / The beak that grips her, she becomes." Clearly we are to read "the angels chiding" the woman in section two as monsters. I go further and...
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Translating Poetic Discourse: Questions on Feminist Strategies in Adrienne Rich

Myriam Díaz-Diocaretz - 1985 - 180 pages
...defamiliarization, and linguistic distance suggested in the source-text. One example will suffice: 3. A thinking woman sleeps with monsters. The beak that grips her, she becomes. And Nature, that sprung-lidded, still commodious steamer-trunk of tempora and mores gets stuffed with...
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The Still Performance: Writing, Self, and Interconnection in Five Postmodern ...

James McCorkle - 1989 - 282 pages
...critique of modernism with a critique of a millennial-old ideology through the allusion to Yeats's Leda: "A thinking woman sleeps with monsters. / The beak that grips her, she becomes" (SDL 22). As DuPlessis argues, Rich turns back on itself Yeats's question, "Did she put on his knowledge...
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Denise Levertov: Selected Criticism

Albert Gelpi - 1993 - 348 pages
...Eliot used Jesse Weston. There is a tissue of reference to such classic modernist texts as Yeats's "Leda and the Swan." When Yeats asks, "Did she put...power and knowledge. Anger, rupture, and a wounding self-initiation define this text. The three poems of the first section discuss the intricate but limited...
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A Separate Vision: Isolation in Contemporary Women's Poetry

Deborah Pope - 1999 - 196 pages
...their sense of self-worth into an endless play for male approval, to the detriment of their minds, A thinking woman sleeps with monsters. The beak that grips her, she becomes. of their bodies, Dulce ridens, dulce loquens, she shaves her legs until they gleam like petrified mammoth-tusk....
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Poemas, 1963-2000

Adrienne Rich - 2002 - 173 pages
...probably angels, since nothing hurts her anymore, except each morning's grit blowing into her eyes. 3. A thinking woman sleeps with monsters. The beak that grips her, she becomes. And Nature, that sprung-lidded, still commodious steamer-trunk of témpora and mores gets stuflfed...
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The Ambivalent Art of Katherine Anne Porter

Mary Titus - 2010 - 264 pages
...2005 813'. 52 dc22 2005017312 British Library Cataloging-in-Publication Data available I '; i > A thinking woman sleeps with monsters. The beak that grips her, she becomes. Adrienne Rich Í I ti h t 3 t -J 'r 1 TO MY MOTHER, JILL TITUS, IN GRATITUDE FOR A LIFETIME OF BOOKS...
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The Pajama Girls of Lambert Square

Rosina Lippi - 2008 - 376 pages
...wearing a what do you call it? charity belt. You know what she has hanging on her wall? Listen. 'A thinking woman sleeps with monsters. / The beak that grips her, she becomes.' Who could stay with a woman who puts such poetry on her wall? And what is this beak, do you know? Something...
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Thamyris Mythmaking from the Past to Present

Nanny M. W. de Vries, Jan Best - 220 pages
...his power Before the indifferent beak could let her drop? William Butler Yeats, "Leda and the Swan" A thinking woman sleeps with monsters. The beak that grips her, she becomes. Adrienne Rich, "Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law" One morning in October 1985, the little world of AngloAmerican...
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