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Collected Poems Of Muriel Rukeyser

  • List Price: $27.95
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  • Seller:columbo&nina
  • Sales Rank:941,013
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:1
  • Pages:712
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):2.3
  • Dimensions (in):6.3 x 1.7 x 9.3
  • Publication Date:May 10, 2006
  • ISBN:0822959240
  • EAN:9780822959243
  • ASIN:0822959240
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Synopsis

Muriel Rukeyser held a visionary belief in the human capacity to create social change through language. She earned an international reputation as a powerful voice against enforced silences of all kind, against the violence of war, poverty, and racism. Her eloquent poetry of witness-of the Scottsboro Nine, the Spanish Civil War, the poisoning of the Gauley Bridge laborers-split the darkness covering a shameful world.

In addition to the complete texts of her twelve previously published books, this volume also features new poems discovered by the editors; Rukeyser's translations, including the first English translations of Octavio Paz's work; early work by Rukeyser not previously published in book form; and the controversial book-length poem Wake Island. An introduction by the editors traces Rukeyser's life and literary reputation and complements discerning annotations and textual notes to the poems.


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