Selected Works Of Audre Lorde
  • Selected Works Of Audre Lorde
  • Selected Works Of Audre Lorde
ISBN: 1324004614
EAN13: 9781324004615
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 8, 2020
Pages: 352
Dimensions: 1" H x 8.25" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 1.468279 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

Self-described black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet Audre Lorde is an unforgettable voice in twentieth-century literature, and one of the first to center the experiences of black, queer women. This essential reader showcases her indelible contributions to intersectional feminism, queer theory, and critical race studies in twelve landmark essays and more than sixty poems--selected and introduced by one of our most powerful contemporary voices on race and gender, Roxane Gay.

Among the essays included here are:

  • The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action
  • The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House
  • I Am Your Sister
  • Excerpts from the American Book Award-winning A Burst of Light

The poems are drawn from Lorde's nine volumes, including The Black Unicorn and National Book Award finalist From a Land Where Other People Live. Among them are:

  • Martha
  • A Litany for Survival
  • Sister Outsider
  • Making Love to Concrete

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   Impressive collection
Beautiful and powerful writing curated by Roxane Gay, thoughtfully introduced and presented by. If you have not yet read Lorde, this is a great place to start.
 
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   Poetry For Real People
A Litany for Survival was my introduction to the amazing talents of this woman with words. Probably because most of the ones I have read made no sense to me. This author speaks clearly and her words fill me with a special feeling. Many novels I have read have had this impact, but not before reading the words of this amazing woman's poetry. If you have wanted to give poetry a chance, then let it be with this book, you will come away feeling really good, I mean really feeling.
 
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   Timely and moving
Especially I enjoyed the section of the book The First Cities '', especially On a night of the full moon ''. This poem is so raw and you can tell Audre Lorde that poem and many of her other works were written in a time of great passion and vulnerability. The works selected for this book fit really well together and have the ability to educate more than a textbook about the issues outlined in the book. Her firsthand experiences with these hardships add to the pain she feels while reading the book, especially in her delicate poetic phrasing.
 
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