The Resource Women and poetry : truth, autobiography, and the shape of the self, Carol Muske

Women and poetry : truth, autobiography, and the shape of the self, Carol Muske

Label
Women and poetry : truth, autobiography, and the shape of the self
Title
Women and poetry
Title remainder
truth, autobiography, and the shape of the self
Statement of responsibility
Carol Muske
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Women and Poetry, poet Carol Muske critically examines her evolving attitudes on the subject of women poets and the self. Muske argues that the poem of "testimony," created in part by the reinforcement of critics, has overshadowed the diverse variety and range of poems by women. She critiques the notion that the poem of testimony "fits" women's needs in particular, as if it were a defining characteristic. To Muriel Rukeyser's often quoted lines "If just one women told the truth about her life/the world would split open," Muske retorts, "What truth?" In so doing, she illustrates a split in women's poetry between those whose self stood as representative of truth or moral narrative, and those who continued to write as if the self were a fiction. A rich array of women's poetry is considered, including work by Eavan Boland, Sandra Cisneros, Lucille Clifton, Rita Dove, Louise Gluck, Marilyn Hacker, Jane Kenyon, Maxine Kumin, Grace Paley, Adrienne Rich, and Laura Riding
Cataloging source
TOC
Dewey number
811.009/9287
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS151
LC item number
.M85 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Poets on poetry
Label
Women and poetry : truth, autobiography, and the shape of the self, Carol Muske
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • zbnus
  • mel
Control code
000013081822
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
146 p.
Isbn
9780472096244
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
97006446
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b19139147
System control number
  • 13081822kg
  • (OCoLC)36446831

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