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    Poetry and Commitment (Hardback) By (author) Adrienne Rich

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    DescriptionWith passion, critical questioning, and humor, Adrienne Rich suggests how poetry has actually been lived in the world, past and present. In this essay, which was the basis for her speech upon accepting the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, she ranges among themes including poetry's disparagement as "either immoral or unprofitable," the politics of translation, how poetry enters into extreme situations, different poetries as conversations across place and time. In its openness to many voices, "Poetry and Commitment" offers a perspective on poetry in an ever more divided and violent world. ""I hope never to idealize poetry it has suffered enough from that. Poetry is not a healing lotion, an emotional massage, a kind of linguistic aromatherapy. Neither is it a blueprint, nor an instruction manual, nor a billboard."""

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    Poetry and Commitment
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Adrienne Rich
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 97 mm
    Height: 150 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 23 g
    ISBN 13: 9780393331035
    ISBN 10: 0393331032

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
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    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    DC22: 811.54, 808.1
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    B&T General Subject: 495
    BISAC V2.8: LIT014000
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    BISAC V2.8: POE005010
    DC22: 808/.1
    LC classification: PS3535.I233 P64 2007
    Thema V1.0: DC
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
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    Publication date
    17 April 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York