Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures

Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures

by Mary Ruefle

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ISBN-13: 9781933517575
Publisher: Wave Books
Publication date: 08/14/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 195,723
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Mary Ruefle is the author of Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures , a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism (Wave Books, 2012), and Selected Poems (Wave Books, 2010), winner of the William Carlos Williams Award. She has published ten other books of poetry, a book of prose ( The Most of It , Wave Books, 2008), and a comic book, Go Home and Go to Bed! , (Pilot Books/Orange Table Comics, 2007); she is also an erasure artist, whose treatments of nineteenth century texts have been exhibited in museums and galleries, and include the publication of A Little White Shadow (Wave Books, 2006). Ruefle is the recipient of numerous honors, including an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and a Whiting Award. She lives in Bennington, Vermont, and teaches in the MFA program at Vermont College.

Table of Contents

Introduction VII

On Beginnings 1

Poetry and the Moon 10

On Sentimentality 31

On Theme 53

On Secrets: Eight Beginnings, Two Ends 73

On Fear 103

Madness, Rack, and Honey 126

My Family Dickinson 143

Someone Reading a Book is a Sign of Order in the World 183

Remarks on Letters 200

Kangaroo Beach 216

I Remember, I Remember 226

Twenty-Two Short Lectures 247

Lectures I Will Never Give 279

Acknowledgments 313

Selected Bibliography 315

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