The Power of Adrienne Rich: A Biography

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The first complete biography of Adrienne Rich, feminist and queer icon and across the world respected National Book Award profitable poet.

Adrienne Rich used to be the feminine face of American poetry for many years. Her forceful, uncompromising writing has greater than stood the check of time, and the lifetime of the girl at the back of the phrases is similarly spectacular. Motivated through private revelations, Rich reworked herself from a standard, Radcliffe-educated lyric poet and married mom of 3 sons right into a path-breaking lesbian-feminist writer of prose in addition to poetry. In doing so, she emerged as each architect and exemplar of the trendy feminist motion, breaking ranks to denounce the male-dominated literary status quo and paving the way in which for the numerous queer girls of letters to take their puts within the cultural mainstream. Drawing on a wealth of unpublished fabrics, together with Rich’s correspondence and in-depth interviews with a lot of individuals who knew her, Hilary Holladay digs deep into never-before-accessed resources to painting Rich in complete size and brilliant, human element.