A Muriel Rukeyser Reader

Author: Muriel Rukeyser
Editor: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393313239
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"In many ways, " writes Adrienne Rich in her Introduction, "Muriel Rukeyser was beyond her time - and seems, at the edge of the twenty-first century, to have grasped resources we are only now beginning to reach for: the connections between history and the body, memory and politics, sexuality and public space, poetry and physical science, and much else. She spoke as a poet, first and foremost; but she spoke also as a thinking activist, biographer, traveler, explorer of her country's psychic geography." A Muriel Rukeyser Reader gathers a generous selection of poetry and prose spanning the forty-five years of Rukeyser's writing life. Bringing together works only sparsely anthologized or long out of print, this book is a resource for understanding the range, depth, and originality of this pioneering writer whom the poet Anne Sexton named "Muriel, mother of everyone."

Collected Poems Of Muriel Rukeyser

Author: Janet Kaufman
Editor: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 9780822959243
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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.

Muriel Rukeyser Strength And Weakness

Author: Carolyn S. Stroebe
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The Collected Poems

Author: Muriel Rukeyser
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Muriel Rukeyser earned an international reputation as a powerful voice against enforced silences of all kind, against the violence of war, poverty, and racism. 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.'

She Holds Belief In The World

Author: James Brock
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Muriel Rukeyser

Author: Jane Elizabeth Curtis
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The Essential Muriel Rukeyser

Author: Muriel Rukeyser
Editor: Ecco
ISBN: 9780062985491
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The definitive edition of selected work from a poet whose influence continues to be widely felt today, introduced by Natasha Trethewey Engaging closely with the violence, oppression, and injustice that she witnessed in her lifetime, Muriel Rukeyser was one of the seminal poets of the mid-twentieth century. Closely informed by issues relating to equality, social justice, feminism, and Judaism, her impassioned poetry was often seen as a mode of social protest, but it was also heralded for its deep emotional impact; its personal perspective; forthright discussion of the female experience, particularly sex and single parenthood at a time when these topics were largely taboo; and its wide-ranging exploration of genre and form. As Adrienne Rich wrote: "Muriel Rukeyser's poetry is unequalled in the twentieth-century United States...She pushes us...to enlarge our sense of what poetry is about in the world, and of the place of feelings and memory in politics." The Essential Muriel Rukeyser represents the curation of Rukeyser's most enduring and urgent work, gathered in one volume that spans the many decades of her life and career, and with an introduction from Natasha Trethewey, one of our most important contemporary poets.

Breaking Open

Author: Muriel Rukeyser
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Out Of Silence

Author: Muriel Rukeyser
Editor: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810150157
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Houdini

Author: Muriel Rukeyser
Editor: Paris Press
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Houdini is an exploration of freedom and imprisonment. This cross genre musical unlocks time and reality--on the page, in a box, under water, onstage

Orpheus

Author: Muriel Rukeyser
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The Clark Lectures

Author: Muriel Rukeyser
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Elegies

Author: Muriel Rukeyser
Editor: New Directions
ISBN: 9780811221061
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An elegant relaunch of Muriel Rukeyser s Elegies, previously available only in a limited edition, celebrates the centennial of her birth"

Selected Poems

Author: Muriel Rukeyser
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Beast In View

Author: Muriel Rukeyser
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The Green Wave

Author: Muriel Rukeyser
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Uncle Eddie S Moustache

Author: Bertolt Brecht
Editor: Pantheon
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Brief humorous verse on a variety of topics.

Muriel Rukeyser S The Book Of The Dead

Author: Tim Dayton
Editor: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826263148
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The Book of the Dead by Muriel Rukeyser was published as part of her 1938 volume U.S. 1. The poem, which is probably the most ambitious and least understood work of Depression-era American verse, commemorates the worst industrial accident in U.S. history, the Gauley Tunnel tragedy. In this terrible disaster, an undetermined number of men—likely somewhere between 700 and 800—died of acute silicosis, a lung disorder caused by prolonged inhalation of silica dust, after working on a tunnel project in Fayette County, West Virginia, in the early 1930s. After many years of relative neglect, The Book of the Dead has recently returned to print and has become the subject of critical attention. In Muriel Rukeyser’s “The Book of the Dead,” Tim Dayton continues that study by characterizing the literary and political world of Rukeyser at the time she wrote The Book of the Dead. Rukeyser’s poem clearly emerges from 1930s radicalism, as well as from Rukeyser’s deeply felt calling to poetry. After describing the world from which the poem emerged, Dayton sets up the fundamental factual matters with which the poem is concerned, detailing the circumstances of the Gauley Tunnel tragedy, and establishes a framework derived from the classical tripartite division of the genres—epic, lyric, and dramatic. Through this framework, he sees Rukeyser presenting a multifaceted reflection upon the significance, particularly the historical significance, of the Gauley Tunnel tragedy. For Rukeyser, that disaster was the emblem of a history in which those who do the work of the world are denied control of the vast powers they bring into being. Dayton also studies the critical reception of The Book of the Dead and determines that while the contemporary response was mixed, most reviewers felt that Rukeyser had certainly attempted something of value and significance. He pays particular attention to John Wheelwright’s critical review and to the defenses of Rukeyser launched in the 1980s and 1990s by Louise Kertesz and Walter Kalaidjian. The author also examines the relationship between Marxism as a theory of history governing The Book of the Dead and the poem itself, which presents a vision of history. Based upon primary scholarship in Rukeyser’s papers, a close reading of the poem, and Marxist theory, Muriel Rukeyser’s “The Book of the Dead” offers a comprehensive and compelling analysis of The Book of the Dead and will likely remain the definitive work on this poem.

One Life

Author: Muriel Rukeyser
Editor: New York : Simon and Schuster
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Episodes from the life of Wendell Willkie combining biography, poetry, drama, and reporting.

29 Poems

Author: Muriel Rukeyser
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