9780393323955

Fact Of A Doorframe Pa (Revised)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780393323955

  • ISBN10:

    0393323951

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2002-11-17
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Summary

The Fact of a Doorframe is the ideal introduction to Rich's opus, from her formative lyricism in A Change of Word (1951), to the groundbreaking poems of Diving into the Wreck (1973), to the searching voice of Fox (2001).

Author Biography

Adrienne Rich has published over sixteen books of poetry and is the recipient of a Lannan Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, among many other honors. She lives in California

Table of Contents

Foreword xv
From A Change of World (1951)
Storm Warnings
3(1)
Aunt Jennifer's Tigers
4(1)
Boundary
4(1)
At a Bach Concert
5(4)
From The Diamond Cutters (1955)
Ideal Landscape
9(1)
Living in Sin
9(1)
The Snow Queen
10(1)
Letter from the Land of Sinners
11(4)
From Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law (1963)
From Morning-Glory to Petersburg
15(1)
The Knight
16(1)
Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law
17(4)
Antinous: The Diaries
21(1)
Peeling Onions
22(1)
The Roofwalker
23(1)
Prospective Immigrants Please Note
24(5)
From Necessities of Life (1966)
Necessities of Life
29(2)
In the Woods
31(2)
The Trees
33(1)
Like This Together
34(2)
Night-Pieces: For a Child
36(2)
``I Am in Danger---Sir---''
38(1)
Mourning Picture
39(1)
The Knot
40(1)
Focus
41(4)
From Leaflets (1969)
Orion
45(1)
In the Evening
46(1)
The Demon Lover
47(3)
Jerusalem
50(2)
Night Watch
52(1)
For a Russian Poet
53(2)
Abnegation
55(1)
Implosions
56(1)
On Edges
57(1)
Leaflets
58(5)
from Ghazals: Homage to Ghalib
63(8)
7/12/68 The clouds are electric in this university.
63(1)
7/14/68: i In Central Park we talked of our own cowardice.
63(1)
7/14/68: ii Did you think I was talking about my life?
64(1)
7/16/68: i Blacked-out on a wagon, part of my life cut out forever---
64(1)
7/16/68: ii When they mow the fields, I see the world reformed
65(1)
7/26/68: i Last night you wrote on the wall: Revolution is poetry.
65(1)
8/1/68 The order of the small town on the riverbank
66(1)
8/4/68 If these are letters, they will have to be misread.
66(1)
8/8/68: i From here on, all of us will be living
67(1)
8/8/68: ii A piece of thread ripped-out from a fierce design
67(4)
From The Will to Change (1971)
November 1968
71(1)
Study of History
72(1)
Planetarium
73(2)
The Burning of Paper Instead of Children
75(3)
I Dream I'm the Death of Orpheus
78(1)
Letters: March 1969
79(4)
The Stelae
83(1)
A Valediction Forbidding Mourning
84(1)
from Shooting Script
85(8)
From Diving into the Wreck (1973)
Trying to Talk with a Man
93(1)
When We Dead Awaken
94(2)
From the Prison House
96(1)
The Mirror in Which Two Are Seen as One
97(3)
Dialogue
100(1)
Diving into the Wreck
101(3)
Song
104(1)
The Ninth Symphony of Beethoven Understood at Last as a Sexual Message
105(1)
Rape
105(2)
Burning Oneself In
107(1)
From a Survivor
108(1)
August
109(4)
Uncollected Poems (1950--1974)
The Prisoners
113(1)
At the Jewish New Year
113(2)
Dien Bien Phu
115(1)
Re-forming the Crystal
116(2)
White Night
118(1)
From an Old House in America
119(12)
The Fact of a Doorframe
131(4)
From The Dream of a Common Language (1978)
Power
135(1)
Hunger
136(2)
Cartographies of Silence
138(5)
Twenty-One Love Poems
143(11)
A Woman Dead in Her Forties
154(6)
Natural Resources
160(11)
From A Wild Patience Has Taken Me This Far (1981)
Integrity
171(2)
For Memory
173(1)
For Ethel Rosenberg
174(5)
Grandmothers
179(2)
The Spirit of Place
181(6)
Frame
187(6)
From Your Native Land, Your Life (1986)
For the Record
193(1)
Virginia 1906
194(2)
For an Occupant
196(1)
North American Time
197(4)
Blue Rock
201(2)
from Contradictions: Tracking Poems
203(1)
Look: this is January
203(1)
Heart of cold.
204(1)
My mouth hovers
204(1)
Dear Adrienne: I'm calling you up tonight
205(1)
Dear Adrienne, I feel signified by pain
205(1)
Night over the great and the little worlds
206(1)
I came out of the hospital
206(1)
Violence as purification
207(1)
Lately in my dreams
207(1)
You who think I find words for everything
208(1)
The problem, unstated till now
208(1)
The tobacco fields lie fallow
209(1)
In a bald skull sits our friend
209(1)
You know the Government must have pushed them
210(1)
You: air-driven reft
210(1)
The Tolstoyans
211(1)
You who think I find words for everything
211(4)
From Time's Power (1989)
In a Classroom
215(1)
The Novel
215(1)
Children Playing Checkers at the Edge of the Forest
216(1)
The Desert as Garden of Paradise
217(7)
Delta
224(1)
Dreamwood
224(1)
Harpers Ferry
225(8)
From An Atlas of the Difficult World (1991)
from An Atlas of the Difficult World
233(14)
A dark woman, head bent
233(2)
Here is a map of our country
235(1)
Late summers, early autumns
236(1)
Catch if you can your country's moment
237(2)
(The dream-site)
239(1)
He thought there would be a limit
239(2)
On this earth, in this life
241(1)
Soledad. = f. Solitude, loneliness
242(1)
One night on Monterey Bay
243(2)
(Dedications)
245(2)
That Mouth
247(1)
Marghanita
247(2)
Tattered Kaddish
249(1)
Final Notations
250(3)
From Dark Fields of the Republic (1995)
What Kind of Times Are These
253(1)
In Those Years
253(1)
Calle Vision
254(7)
Then or Now
261(3)
Food Packages: 1947
261(1)
Innocence: 1945
261(1)
Sunset, December, 1993
262(1)
Deportations
263(1)
And Now
264(1)
Late Ghazal
264(1)
from Inscriptions
265(10)
One: comrade
265(1)
Two: movement
266(1)
Four: history
267(1)
Six: edgelit
268(7)
From Midnight Salvage (1999)
For an Anniversary
275(1)
Midnight Salvage
275(5)
Char
280(2)
Letters to a Young Poet
282(4)
Camino Real
286(2)
Seven Skins
288(4)
Rusted Legacy
292(5)
From Fox (2001)
Veterans Day
297(5)
Architect
302(1)
Fox
303(1)
Fire
304(1)
Noctilucent Clouds
305(1)
If Your Name Is on the List
306(1)
1999
307(1)
Four Short Poems
308(2)
(driving home from Robin Blaser's reading)
308(1)
We're not yet out of the everglades
308(1)
Beethoven's ``Appassionata'' played
309(1)
From the new crudities, from the old
309(1)
Ends of the Earth
310(1)
Notes 311(8)
Index 319

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