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  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $22.00
  • March 2018
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-26543-9
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide

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    Adrienne Rich

    Poetry and Prose

    Norton Critical Editions

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    Adrienne Rich (Author), Albert Gelpi (Editor, Stanford University), Barbara Charlesworth Gelpi (Editor, Stanford University), Brett C. Millier (Editor, Middlebury College)


    This absolutely exquisite selection of a major poet’s best poetry is a tribute to both her and the editors as well as a deep service to literate humanity.” —ALBERT WACHTEL, Pitzer College

    I do use your edition of Rich each time I teach my women writers course. It’s essential!” —JOELLEN DELUCIA, Central Michigan University

    This Norton Critical Edition includes:

    • Generous selections of poetry and prose from the entire oeuvre of one of America’s most influential poets.
    • An introduction and explanatory annotations by Barbara Charlesworth Gelpi, Albert Gelpi, and Brett Millier.
    • Fifteen reviews and critical commentaries, nine of them new to the Second Edition, carefully chosen as a guide to Adrienne Rich’s poetics—and to her poetics as related to politics—ranging from W. H. Auden’s 1951 response to her first book to critics’ reviews of the magisterial Collected Poems in 2016.
    • A Chronology, a Selected Bibliography, and an Index.

    About the Series

    Read by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format—annotated text, contexts, and criticism—helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.


    Wide Selection of Works

    Poems chosen from twenty collections and selected prose—speeches, essays, interviews—spanning forty-one years makes this volume a comprehensive overview of Rich's creative life. 


    For the first time, this annotated collection also contains photographs of Rich at three different points throughout her life. 

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