9780312233426

We Heal From Memory Sexton, Lorde, Anzald˙a, and the Poetry of Witness

by
  • ISBN13:

    9780312233426

  • ISBN10:

    0312233426

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-11-04
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $120.00 Save up to $12.00
  • Rent Book $108.00
    Add to Cart Free Shipping

    TERM
    PRICE
    DUE

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Summary

Through an examination of the poetry of Anne Sexton, Audre Lorde, and Gloria Anzalduacute;a, We Heal From Memory paints a vivid picture of how our culture carries a history of traumatic violence--child sexual abuse, the ownership and enforcement of women's sexuality under slavery, the transmission of violence through generations, and the destruction of non-white cultures and their histories through colonization. According to Cassie Premo Steele, the poetry of Sexton, Lorde, and Anzalduacute;a allows us to witness and to heal from such disparate traumatic events.

Author Biography

Cassie Premo Steele teaches Comparative Literature at the University of South Carolina.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction We Heal From Memory: Sexton, Lorde, Anzaldua and The Poety of Witness 1(14)
PART 1
``My night mind saw such strange happenings'': Anne Sexton and Childhood Sexual Trauma
15(12)
``We are sisters and our survival is mutual'': Audre Lorde and the Connections between Individual and Collective Trauma
27(14)
``Una Herida Abierta'': The Border as Wound in Gloria Anzaldua's Borderlands/La Frontera
41(18)
PART II
``This Kind of Hope'': Anne Sexton and the Language of Survival
59(14)
``My eyes are always hungry and remembering'': Audre Lorde and the Poetry of Witness
73(8)
Healing from Awakened Dreams: Anzaldua as Individual and Collective Witness
81(14)
PART III
``I wish to enter her like a dream'': Anne Sexton and the Prophecy of Healing
95(20)
Drawing Strength from Our Mothers: Tapping the Roots of Black Women's History
115(14)
Grinding the Bones to Create Anew: Gloria Anzaldua's Mestiza Mythology
129(20)
Conclusion The Emperor Wears No Clothes 149(6)
Notes 155(36)
Bibliography Anne Sexton 191(26)
Audre Lorde
198(6)
Gloria Anzaldua
204(7)
Trauma Studies
211(6)
Index 217

Rewards Program

Write a Review