A Human Eye: Essays on Art in Society, 1997-2008

A Human Eye: Essays on Art in Society, 1997-2008

by Adrienne Rich


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ISBN-13: 9780393338300
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 06/21/2010
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About 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 two National Book Awards, a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant, and a Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters by the National Book Foundation. Ms. Rich’s 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 2010, she was honored with The Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry's Lifetime Recognition Award.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Thomas Avenas Dream of Order (1997) 1

Iraqi Poetry Today (2003) 6

Jewish Days and Nights (2003) 18

Muriel Rukeyser for the Twenty-first Century (2003) 34

The Baldwin Stamp (2004) 49

Three Classics for New Readers: Karl Mark, Rosa Luxemburg, Che Guevara (2004) 57

Dialogue and Dissonance: The Letters of Robert Duncan and Denise Levertov (2004) 70

The Voiceprints of Her Language (2005) 82

James Scully's Art of Praxis (2005) 91

Permeable Membrane (2005) 96

"Candidates for My Love": Three Gay and Lesbian Poets (2006) 100

Poetry and the Forgotten Future (2006) 123

"Knowing What City You're In, Who to Talk To": LeRoi Jones's The Dead Lecturer (2008) 147

Notes 165

Permissions 173

Index 177

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