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Of Woman Born: Motherhood As Experience and Institution, 10th Anniversary Edition Paperback – October 21, 1987


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  • Paperback: 322 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 10th Anniversary ed edition (October 21, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393303861
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393303865
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 6.4 x 3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,143,198 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Widely read, widely anthologized, widely interviewed and widely taught, Adrienne Rich (1929–2012) was for decades among the most influential writers of the feminist movement and one of the best-known American public intellectuals. She wrote two dozen volumes of poetry and more than a half-dozen of prose. Her constellation of honors includes a National Book Award for poetry for Tonight, No Poetry Will Serve, a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant in 1994, and a National Book Award for poetry in 1974 for Diving Into the Wreck. That volume, published in 1973, is considered her masterwork. Ms. Rich’s other volumes of poetry include The Dream of a Common Language, A Wild Patience Has Taken Me This Far, An Atlas of the Difficult World, The School Among the Ruins, and Telephone Ringing in the Labyrinth. Her prose includes the essay collections On Lies, Secrets, and Silence; Blood, Bread, and Poetry; an influential essay, “Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence,” and the nonfiction book Of Woman Born, which examines the institution of motherhood as a socio-historic construct. In 2006, Rich was awarded the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters by the National Book Foundation. In 2010, she was honored with The Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry's Lifetime Recognition Award.

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Alvarez on July 21, 2013
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I have read this book three times since it was first in print. Every woman should read this book and think about the things she has to say long and hard.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E. Henry on May 10, 2004
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I can't believe this book is out of print. It's really good.
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