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Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde Paperback – November 17, 2006
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Warrior Poet is a literary event of considerable significance. "
A clearly written and extensively researched volume that is every bit as formidable as Lorde herself was, and will likely be regarded as the definitive study of the controversial poet. "
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The second section of the book, "The Second Life," continues to explore her career development, chronicles her battles with cancer in more detail, and ends with her death. Audre Lorde supported freedom and equality for all, regardless of race, gender, class, or sexual orientation.Read more ›
After reading it, I wondered about this brave poet who contested the hypocrisy of her times. For this she merits praise, great respect and thanks. Yet, I wondered how many women learned harsh lessons from Ms. Lorde? A number of times, as I read, I was reminded of Ayn Rand, who helped herself to a married man, Nathaniel Brandon, simply because she was being 'honest'. She wanted him. Period. Never mind the deeply hurt wife who turned herself inside out to accept her loss. I wonder how Lorde's partner and co-mother of two children handled Lorde's sense of sexual entitlement? I got the sense that just as Lorde's parents were distant, that Lorde herself might have been distant too. After all, how many deep relationships can one nurture over the long haul?
Did Lorde's righteous anger splash a little wildly and hurtfully too?
Out of Lorde's voiced anger, insight and clear thinking, the world improved. I know we all have to bear with each other's flaws as much as possible, but as I put down the book, I thought that it might have been dangerous for me to have been Lorde's friend.
Eleanor Cowan, author of A History of a Pedophile's Wife: Memoir of a Canadian Teacher and Writer
The book came in excellent shape, the seller gave as was promised, no highlighting, great condition book. Its worth snatching up this book is out of print and a real jewel.