The Black Unicorn

The Black Unicorn

by Audre Lorde


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ISBN-13: 9780393312379
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/28/1995
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 134
Sales rank: 391,224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Audre Lorde (1934-1992) published nine volumes of poetry and five works of prose. She was a recipient of many distinguished honors and awards, including honorary doctorates from Hunter, Oberlin, and Haverford Colleges, and was named New York State Poet (1991-1993).

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Black Unicorn: Poems 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
andreablythe on LibraryThing 8 months ago
African folklore collides with the modern world in this provocative collection of poetry. Lorde explores darkness here, the beauty of black and the deep abyss of sorrow. A common style in these poems is to have one thought collide with the next, a line of text in the middle rubbing against both of the lines above and below it, so that it becomes torn between two different meanings. Many of these poems are laced with anger and many lovingly paying homage to people either real and mythical. It's a beautiful and brutal collection that lingers, leaving one with a sense of uncertainty to the places they've just been.
yeerk_brain on LibraryThing 11 months ago
"your love runs through me like undigested spinach" is an unforgettable line and worth the price of admission
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Audre Lorde's _The Black Unicorn_ is a moving testimony to the woman who have influenced her life, as well as a strong political statement regailing the reader with strength and determination. The collection functions to display Lorde's abundant talent while still entertaining and getting her concepts across. Like all of Lorde's writings, The Black Unicorn serves as a means of expressing not only her sexuality and political theories, it serves as reminder of the strong heritage that shaped this powerful woman and is a definite must read!