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By Adrienne Rich

ISBN-10: 0393050459

ISBN-13: 9780393050455

"I am a poet who understands the social energy of poetry, a usa citizen who is familiar with herself irrevocably tangled in her society's hopes, conceitedness, and despair," Adrienne wealthy writes.

The essays in Arts of the Possible look for percentages past a compromised, degraded process, looking to think whatever else. They name at the fluidity of the mind's eye, from poetic imaginative and prescient to social justice, from the badlands of political demoralization to an paintings that would wound, that can open scars while engaged in its paintings, yet will eventually suture and never tear apart.

This quantity collects Rich's essays from the decade of the 20 th century, together with 4 past essays, in addition to a number of conversations that pass extra than the standard interview. additionally incorporated is her essay explaining her purposes for declining the nationwide Medal for the humanities.

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