Critical Literacy Teaching Series: Challenging Authors and Genre

Adrienne Rich

Challenging Authors

Authors: Stein, Karen F.

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  • This book is unique because it examines the full scope of Adrienne Rich’s career, both her poetry and her non-fiction books of theory and criticism.
  • The book is unique because it situates Rich’s work in the context of the social and political climate of the U.S. in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, so necessary for understanding her life and her writing.
  • The book provides a discussion of teaching approaches to Rich, along with print and web resources for studying and teaching her work.
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In her six-decade long writing career Adrienne Rich (1929–2012) addressed, with sagacity and probing honesty, most of the significant issues of her lifetime. A poet of finely tuned craft, she won numerous prizes, awards, and honorary degrees, and famously rejected the prestigious National Medal for the Arts in 1997. She wrote twenty-five volumes of poetry and seven non-fiction books as she combined the roles of poet, scholar, theorist, and activist. Rich wrote passionately and powerfully about major 20th and early 21st century concerns such as feminism, racism, sexism, the Vietnam War, Marxism, militarism, the growing income disparities in the U.S., and other social issues. Her works ask important questions about how we should act, and what we should believe. They imagine new ways to deal with the social and political challenges of the twentieth century. Setting her work in the context of her life and American politics and culture during her lifetime, this book explores Rich’s poetic and personal journey from conservative, dutiful follower of cultural and poetic traditions to challenging questioner and critic, from passivity and powerlessness to activist, theorist, and acclaimed “poet of the oppositional imagination.”

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-6351-167-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Adrienne Rich
Book Subtitle
Challenging Authors
Authors
Series Title
Critical Literacy Teaching Series: Challenging Authors and Genre
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-6351-167-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6351-167-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
CXCII, 12
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