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The School among the Ruins: Poems 2000-2004
     

The School among the Ruins: Poems 2000-2004

by Adrienne Rich
 

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"Trust Rich, a clarion poet of conscience, to get the fractured timbre of the times just right."—Booklist, starred review

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"Trust Rich, a clarion poet of conscience, to get the fractured timbre of the times just right."—Booklist, starred review

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Library Journal
Art and conviction have always mixed well in Rich's work-which is some accomplishment-but her recent Fox: Poems 1999-2000 seemed perhaps a bit mellower. With her newest collection, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, she's back in fighting form, decrying the "school among the ruins" in Baghdad and other calamities of the 21st century. (LJ 9/1/05) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780393059830
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
114
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Widely read, widely anthologized, widely interviewed, and widely taught, Adrienne Rich (1929–2012) was for decades among the most influential writers of the feminist movement and one of the best-known American public intellectuals. She wrote two dozen volumes of poetry and more than a half-dozen of prose. Her constellation of honors includes a National Book Award for poetry for Tonight, No Poetry Will Serve, a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant in 1994, and a National Book Award for poetry in 1974 for Diving Into the Wreck. That volume, published in 1973, is considered her masterwork. Ms. Rich’s other volumes of poetry include The Dream of a Common Language, A Wild Patience Has Taken Me This Far, An Atlas of the Difficult World, The School Among the Ruins, and Telephone Ringing in the Labyrinth. Her prose includes the essay collections On Lies, Secrets, and Silence; Blood, Bread, and Poetry; an influential essay, “Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence,” and the nonfiction book Of Woman Born, which examines the institution of motherhood as a socio-historic construct. In 2006, Rich was awarded the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters by the National Book Foundation. In 2010, she was honored with The Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry's Lifetime Recognition Award.

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