Warrior Poet A Biography of Audre Lorde

ISBN-10: 0393329356
ISBN-13: 9780393329353
Edition: 2006
Authors: Alexis De Veaux
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Description: Winner of the 2005 Lambda Literary Award, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award: the first and "essential" (Choice) biography of the author, poet, and American icon of womanhood, black arts, and survival.   More...

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Winner of the 2005 Lambda Literary Award, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award: the first and "essential" (Choice) biography of the author, poet, and American icon of womanhood, black arts, and survival. During her lifetime, Audre Lorde (1934-1992), author of the landmark Cancer Journals, created a mythic identity for herself that retains its vitality to this day. Drawing from the private archives of the poet's estate and numerous interviews, Alexis De Veaux demystifies Lorde's iconic status, charting her conservative childhood in Harlem; her early marriage to a white, gay man with whom she had two children; her emergence as an outspoken black feminist lesbian; and her canonization as a seminal poet of American literature. 18 photographs.

Alexis De Veaux teaches at the University of Buffalo (SUNY). She has written for Ms., Essence, and the Village Voice, among other publications.

Introduction
Acknowledgments
The First Life
"The Transformation of Silence..." (1934-54)
"Poetry Is Not a Luxury" (1954-69)
"Uses of the Erotic..." (1970-77)
The Second Life
"The Black Unicorn" (1978-83)
"The Marvelous Arithmetics of Distance" (1984-86)
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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