Diving into the Wreck: Poems 1971-1972

Diving into the Wreck: Poems 1971-1972

by Adrienne Rich


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In her seventh volume of poetry, Adrienne Rich searches to reclaim—to discover—what has been forgotten, lost, or unexplored.

"I came to explore the wreck. / The words are purposes. / The words are maps. / I came to see the damage that was done / and the treasures that prevail." These provocative poems move with the power of Rich's distinctive voice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393346015
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 04/01/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 151,662
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Adrienne Rich (1929–2012) was an award-winning poet, influential essayist, radical feminist, and major public intellectual of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. She wrote two dozen volumes of poetry, including the National Book Award–winning Diving into the Wreck, and more than a half-dozen of prose.

Table of Contents

I Trying to Talk with a Man 3

When We Dead Awaken 5

Waking in the Dark 7

Incipience 11

After Twenty Years 13

The Mirror in Which Two Are Seen As One 14

From the Prison House 17

The Stranger 19

Song 20

Dialogue 21

Diving into the Wreck 22

II The Phenomenology of Anger 27

III Merced 35

A Primary Ground 38

Translations 40

Living in the Cave 42

The Ninth Symphony of Beethoven Understood At Last As a Sexual Message 43

Rape 44

Burning Oneself In 46

Burning Oneself Out 47

For a Sister 48

For the Dead 49

From a Survivor 50

August 51

IV Meditations for a Savage Child 55

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