Remembered Rapture The Writer at Work

ISBN-10: 0805059105
ISBN-13: 9780805059106
Edition: Revised 
Authors: Bell Hooks
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 11/15/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

With grace and insight, celebrated writer bell hooks untangles the complex personae of women writers. Born and raised in the rural South, hooks learned early the power of the written word and the importance of speaking her mind. Her passion for words is the heartbeat of this collection of essays. Remembered Rapture celebrates literacy, the joys of reading and writing, and the lasting power of the book. Once again, these essays reveal bell hooks's wide-ranging intellectual scope; she is a universal writer addressing readers and writers everywhere.

Bell Hooks was born Gloria Watkins on September 25, 1952. She grew up in a small Southern community that gave her a sense of belonging as well as a sense of racial separation. She has degrees from Stanford University, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of California at Santa Cruz. She has served as a noted activist and social critic and has taught at numerous colleges. Hooks uses her great-grandmother's name to write under as a tribute to her ancestors. Hooks writes daring and controversial works that explore African-American female identities. In works such as Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism and Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black, she points out how feminism works for and against black women. Oppressed since slavery, black women must overcome the dual odds of race and gender discrimination to come to terms with equality and self-worth.

Preface: rapture from the deep
Writing from the darkness
Women who write too much
A body of work: women labor with words
Remembered rapture: dancing with words
Writing without labels
Writing to confess
Telling all: the politics of confession
Writing autobiography
From public to private: writing bone black
Class and the politics of writing
A life in the spirit: faith, writing, and intellectual work
Divine inspiration: writing and spirituality
Intellectual life: in and beyond the academy
Catalyst and connection: writers and readers
The writer's true home
Black women writing: creating more space
Zora neale hurston: a subversive reading
Emily dickinson: the power of influence
The legacy of ann petry
Hansberry: the deep one
Writing with grace: the magic of morrison
Writer to writer: remembering toni cade bambara

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