This unique introduction focuses on Rich's prose work but also makes reference to the poetry where her political ideas and urgencies often find their first expression. Demonstrating the compexity and subtlety of her contribution to feminism, the book outlines her wide-ranging thoughts on, for example, motherhood, heterosexuality, lesbian and Jewish identity, and issues of racial and sexual otherness. Liz Yorke conveys the range and importance of Rich's achievements and highlights the major themes which are interwoven in her work.
|Feminist Beginnings in the Early Poetry|
|How Hear the Women `To Her Own Speech'|
|Passion and Politics in Of Woman Born|
|Concrete Experience as `The Core of Revolutionary Process'|
|The Contradictory World of Multiple, Threshold Identity|