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Rich, Adrienne: Further Reading



Bere, Carol. "The Road Taken: Adrienne Rich in the 1990s." Literary Review 43, no. 4 (summer 2000): 550-61.

Provides a thematic overview of Rich's poetry published during the 1990s.

Dickie, Margaret. Stein, Bishop, and Rich: Lyrics of Love, War, and Place. Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 1997, 234 p.

Critical analysis of Rich's poetry.

Eagleton, Mary. "Adrienne Rich, Location, and the Body."1Journal of Gender Studies 9, no. 3 (November 2000): 299-312.

Examination of the theoretical significance of "Notes toward a Politics of Location" in relation to Rich's poetry, illustrating how the essay situates Rich's physical body as both a personal and a public location of white female Jewish subjectivity.

Flynn, Gale. "The Radicalization of Adrienne Rich." Hollins Critic 11, no. 4 (October 1974): 1-15.

Traces the evolution of Rich's feminist ideology throughout her life and career.

Henneberg, Sylvia. "'The Slow Turn of Consciousness': Adrienne Rich's Family Plot." Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 27, no. 4 (1998): 347-58.

Explores Rich's treatment of family in her work.

Morris, Adelaide. "'Saving the Skein': The Structure of Diving into the Wreck." Contemporary Poetry 3, no. 2 (summer 1978): 43-61.

Analyzes the formal and thematic structure of Diving into the Wreck.

Ostriker, Alicia. "Her Cargo: Adrienne Rich and the Common Language." The American Poetry Review 8, no. 4 (July-August 1979): 6-10.

Examines the feminist poetics of The Dream of a Common Language.

Rupp, Leila J. "Women's History in the New Millennium: Adrienne Rich's 'Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Experience': A Retrospective." Journal of Women's History 15, no. 3 (autumn 2003): 7-89.

Reviews Rich's work in relation to feminist literary theory.

Templeton, Alice. The Dream and the Dialogue: Adrienne Rich's Feminist Poetics, Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1995, 193 p.

Discusses the mutual influence of contemporary feminism and Rich's poetics upon each other.

Van Dyne, Susan R. "The Mirrored Vision of Adrienne Rich." Modern Poetry Studies 8, no. 1 (spring 1977): 140-73.

Examines the evolving relationship between the personae and the politics of Rich's poetry.

Yorke, Liz. Adrienne Rich: Passion, Politics, and the Body. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 1998, 176 p.

Surveys Rich's feminist prose writings.


Additional coverage of Rich's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: American Writers Retrospective Supplement, Vol. 2; American Writers Supplement, Vol. 1; Concise Dictionary of American Literary Biography Supplement; Contemporary Authors, Vols. 9-12R; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vols. 20, 53, 74; Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vols. 3, 6, 7, 11, 18, 36, 73, 76, 125; Contemporary Poets, Ed. 7; Contemporary Southern Writers; Contemporary Women Poets; Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vols. 5, 67; DISCovering Authors Modules: Poets; DISCovering Authors 3.0; Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century, Ed. 3; Exploring Poetry; Feminist Writers; Literature Resource Center; Major 20th-Century Writers, Ed. 1, 2; Modern American Women Writers; Poetry Criticism, Vol. 5; Poetry for Students, Vol. 15; Poets: American and British; Reference Guide to American Literature, Ed. 4; and World Poets.

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