Time's Power: Poems 1985-1988

Time's Power: Poems 1985-1988

by Adrienne Rich


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For thirty years, Rich's poetry has revealed the individual personal life—sexualities, loves, damages, struggles—as inseparable from a wider social condition, a world with others, in which the empowering of the disempowered is increasingly the source of human hope. Now her mature vision engages with the power of time itself: memory and its contradictions, the ebb and flow between parents and children, the deaths we all face sooner or later, the meaning of human responsibility in all this. "Letters in the Family," for example, is written in the voices of three women—from the Spanish Civil War, from a Jewish rescue mission behind Nazi lines, and from present-day Southern Africa.Time's Power shows Rich writing with unprecedented range, complexity, and authority.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393305753
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/1989
Pages: 58
Sales rank: 788,395
Product dimensions: 8.12(w) x 10.94(h) x 0.27(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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