Diving Into the Wreck by Adrienne Rich

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Diving Into the Wreck Read Online Free - "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.

Title : Diving Into the Wreck
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ISBN : 0393311635
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 72 pages


Anthony rated it ★★★★☆

January 04, 2015

With language as clinically apocalyptic and claustrophobically dystopic as anything to be found in the postmodern nightmares of Ballard and DeLillo, Diving Into the Wreck rages against the heteronormative status quo as Rich points her poetic finger at men and women, both of whom bear the burden o...

Stephen M rated it ★★★★★

September 12, 2011

Wow. That's all. WOW. I was thinking of writing some brilliant review to follow up the madness of inspiration banging around in my head after a day of reading. But, what can I say except that everyone should read this! I found the small amount of ratings of this book to be somewhat shocking conside...

Matthew rated it ★★★★★

May 31, 2016

When Diving Into the Wreck co-won the the 1974 National Books Award for Poetry (shared with Allen Ginsberg's The Fall of America ) Rich refused to accept the award alone, instead accepting the award accompanied by two other female nominees, Alice Walker (nominated for Revolutionary Petunias: An...

Jenny (Reading Envy) rated it ★★★★★

April 15, 2011

I'm so glad the National Book Foundation drew my attention to Adrienne Rich. I wasn't familiar with her work, but I loved this short book of political, emotional, intense poems. I said in an e-mail to a friend that I wanted to take them along with me on a solitary road trip, and I think that is b...

Nikki rated it ★★★★☆

November 18, 2011

I've read some of Adrienne Rich's poetry before, but not all. I came across this by chance in the library today, and decided to bring it home -- I knew Diving into the Wreck itself, but not all of the other poems. They're powerful, painful, beautiful. There are only a couple that didn't really sp...

Christy rated it ★★★★☆

January 04, 2016

This poet takes risks on every page as she examines the struggles of women as she felt them in the early 1970s. She does not hold back with her reflections, many of which I reread to comprehend all of the layers. I am so glad this book was recommended to me.

Rebecca rated it ★★★☆☆

November 30, 2016

I don’t think I understood or appreciated this as much as I wanted to. I sensed a profundity under the surface that escaped my grasp. My favorite individual poem was the multi-part “Meditations for a Savage Child,” inspired by the Wild Boy of Aveyron. Though written 45 years ago, the poems of fem...

Luke rated it ★★★★★

February 08, 2017

What a punch to the gut. This is feminist poetry that is a must-read for members of both sexes. Some of the powerful imagery conveyed here by Rich is etched into my mind, not soon to be forgotten. I'm sorry it took me this long to get around to reading her, but better late than never.

Kathy rated it ★★★★★

April 23, 2012

When I was a young thing, I would save my pennies to buy everything Adrienne published. This is the pivotal book of poetry, the turning point from the earlier (and beautiful) formal poems into the rough territory of heart and world through which the later books move. Stellar.

Bert rated it ★★★★☆

January 17, 2018

Gaargh wonderful. More powerful and relevant than ever right now.

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