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Warrior poet : a biography of Audre Lorde

Author: Alexis De Veaux
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"During her lifetime, Audre Lorde (1934-1992) created a mythic identity for herself that retains its vitality to this day. Alexis De Veaux demystifies Lorde's iconic status, charting her childhood in Harlem in the conservative household of Caribbean-immigrant parents; her early marriage to a white, gay man with whom she had two children; her emergence as an outspoken, black, feminist, lesbian poet; and her  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographie
Named Person: Audre Lorde; Audre Lorde; Audre Lorde; Audre Lorde; Audre Lorde
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexis De Veaux
ISBN: 0393019543 9780393019544
OCLC Number: 53315369
Awards: Lambda Literary Award, 2004.
Stonewall Book Award Honor Book (American Library Association), 2005.
Description: xviii, 446 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The first life --
I. "The transformation of silence ..." (1934-54) --
II. "Poetry is not a luxury" (1954-69) --
III. "Uses of the erotic ..." (1970-77) --
The second life --
I. "The black unicorn" (1978-83) --
II. "The marvelous arithmetics of distance" (1984-86).
Responsibility: Alexis De Veaux.
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Drawing on the private archives of Audre Lorde's estate, personal journals and interviews with members of Lorde's family, friends and lovers, De Veaux asseses the cultural legacy of a woman who  Read more...


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