Dark Fields of the Republic: Poems 1991-1995

Dark Fields of the Republic: Poems 1991-1995

by Adrienne Rich


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"When does a life bend towards freed? grasp its direction" asks Adrienne Rich in Dark Fields of the Republic, her major new work. Her explorations go to the heart of democracy and love, and the historical and present endangerment of both.

A theater of voices of men and women, the dead and the living, over time and across continents, the poems of Dark Fields of the Republic take conversations, imaginary and real, actions taken for better or worse, out of histories and songs to extend the poet's reach of witness and power of connection—and then invites the reader to participate.

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ISBN-13: 9780393313987
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/17/1995
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 414,679
Product dimensions: 8.16(w) x 7.92(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Adrienne Rich (1929–2012) was an award-winning poet, influential essayist, radical feminist, and major public intellectual of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. She wrote two dozen volumes of poetry, including the National Book Award–winning Diving into the Wreck, and more than a half-dozen of prose.

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