On Lies, Secrets, and Silence (Paperback)

Selected Prose 1966-1978

By Adrienne Rich

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393312850, 320pp.

Publication Date: April 17, 1995

List Price: 19.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

In this collection of prose writings, one of America's foremost poets and feminist theorists reflects upon themes that have shaped her life and work.


At issue are the politics of language; the uses of scholarship; and the topics of racism, history, and motherhood among others called forth by Rich as "part of the effort to define a female consciousness which is political, aesthetic, and erotic, and which refuses to be included or contained in the culture of passivity."


About the Author

Adrienne Rich (1929–2012) was an award-winning poet, influential essayist, radical feminist, and major public intellectual of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. She wrote two dozen volumes of poetry, including the National Book Award–winning Diving into the Wreck, and more than a half-dozen of prose.