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The power of Adrienne Rich : a biography / Hilary Holladay.

Author/creator Holladay, Hilary author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info New York : Nan A. Talese / Doubleday, [2020]
Descriptionxvi, 478 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Subject(s)
Contents Baby genius -- The patriarch and the woman in the black dress -- Kingdom of the mind -- The girl who wrote poems -- The making of Adrienne Rich -- Toute la gloire -- Cleopatra of Oxford -- The unborn self -- Bursting with benzedrine and emancipation -- Pessimistic optimist -- Like this together -- What the autumn knew would happen -- Brilliant, mad, human, and irreplaceable -- A woman of the 1970s -- The book of myths -- In the name of all women -- I know my power -- Hyacinths rising like flames -- My true university -- Anger and tenderness -- Words that blew our lives apart -- Citizen poet -- I am my art.
Abstract "The first comprehensive biography of Adrienne Rich, feminist and queer icon and internationally revered National Book Award-winning poet"-- Provided by publisher.
Abstract "Adrienne Rich was the female face of American poetry for decades. Her forceful, uncompromising writing has more than stood the test of time, and the life of the woman behind the words is equally impressive. Motivated by personal revelations, Rich transformed herself from a traditional, Radcliffe-educated lyric poet and married mother of three sons into a path-breaking lesbian-feminist author of prose as well as poetry. In doing so, she emerged as both architect and exemplar of the modern feminist movement, breaking ranks to denounce the male-dominated literary establishment and paving the way for the many queer women of letters to take their places in the cultural mainstream. Drawing on a wealth of unpublished materials, including Rich's correspondence and in-depth interviews with numerous people who knew her, Hilary Holladay digs deep into never-before-accessed sources to portray Rich in full dimension and vivid, human detail."--Publisher's website.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Genre/formBiographies.
Genre/formBiographies.
LCCN 2019060247
ISBN9780385541503 hardcover
ISBN0385541503 hardcover
ISBNelectronic publication

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