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We heal from memory : Sexton, Lorde, Anzaldúa, and the poetry of witness

Author: Cassie Premo Steele
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Through an examination of the poetry of Anne Sexton, Audre Lorde, and Gloria Anzaldus, We Heal From Memory paints a vivid picture of how our culture carries a history of traumatic violence - child sexual abuse, the ownership and enforcement of women's sexuality under slavery, the transmission of violence through generations, and the destruction of non-white cultures and their histories through colonization. As  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Gloria Anzaldúa; Audre Lorde; Anne Sexton; Gloria Anzaldúa; Audre Lorde; Anne Sexton; Anne Sexton; Audre Lorde; Gloria Anzalduá
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cassie Premo Steele
ISBN: 0312233426 9780312233426
OCLC Number: 44174145
Description: x, 221 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: We Heal From Memory: Sexton, Lorde, Anzaldua and The Poetry of Witness --
"My night mind saw such strange happenings": Anne Sexton and Childhood Sexual Trauma --
"We are sisters and our survival is mutual": Audre Lorde and the Connections between Individual and Collective Trauma --
"Una Herida Abierta": The Border as Wound in Gloria Anzaldua's Borderlands/La Frontera --
"This Kind of Hope": Anne Sexton and the Language of Survival --
"My eyes are always hungry and remembering": Audre Lorde and the Poetry of Witness --
Healing from Awakened Dreams: Anzaldua as Individual and Collective Witness --
"I wish to enter her like a dream": Anne Sexton and the Prophecy of Healing --
Drawing Strength from Our Mothers: Tapping the Roots of Black Women's History --
Grinding the Bones to Create Anew: Gloria Anzaldua's Mestiza Mythology --
Conclusion: The Emperor Wears No Clothes --
Anne Sexton --
Audre Lorde --
Gloria Anzaldua --
Trauma Studies.
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Through an examination of the poetry of Anne Sexton, Audre Lorde, and Gloria Anzaldua this book paints a vivid picture of how American culture carries a history of traumatic violence. According to  Read more...

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