The Collected Poems of Muriel Rukeyser

The Collected Poems of Muriel Rukeyser

by Janet Kaufman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822959240

ISBN-13: 9780822959243

Pub. Date: 05/28/2006

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

Muriel Rukeyser held a visionary belief in the human capacity to create social change through language. She earned an international reputation as a powerful voice against enforced silences of all kind, against the violence of war, poverty, and racism. Her eloquent poetry of witness-of the Scottsboro Nine, the Spanish Civil War, the poisoning of the Gauley Bridge

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Muriel Rukeyser held a visionary belief in the human capacity to create social change through language. She earned an international reputation as a powerful voice against enforced silences of all kind, against the violence of war, poverty, and racism. Her eloquent poetry of witness-of the Scottsboro Nine, the Spanish Civil War, the poisoning of the Gauley Bridge laborers-split the darkness covering a shameful world.

In addition to the complete texts of her twelve previously published books, this volume also features new poems discovered by the editors; Rukeyser's translations, including the first English translations of Octavio Paz's work; early work by Rukeyser not previously published in book form; and the controversial book-length poem Wake Island. An introduction by the editors traces Rukeyser's life and literary reputation and complements discerning annotations and textual notes to the poems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822959243
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Edition description:
1
Pages:
712
Sales rank:
1,390,917
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.70(d)

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