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By Adrienne Rich | Comments: ( 731 ) | Date: ( Jan 18, 2020 )

Rich s writing has always lifted her naturally toward a unifying transcendental vision, a dream, but a dream simultaneously wrenched and weighted by its moral embodiment, called by her at different stages love, truth, integrity, commonality, silence She is a true metaphysical poet At times her dialectical fire produces poems of transcendent beauty Carol Muske, New Rich s writing has always lifted her naturally toward a unifying transcendental vision, a dream, but a dream simultaneously wrenched and weighted by its moral embodiment, called by her at different stages love, truth, integrity, commonality, silence She is a true metaphysical poet At times her dialectical fire produces poems of transcendent beauty Carol Muske, New York Times Book Review

  • Title: The Fact of a Doorframe: Poems Selected and New, 1950-1984
  • Author: Adrienne Rich
  • ISBN: 9780393310757
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich b 1929 Born to a middle class family, Rich was educated by her parents until she entered public school in the fourth grade She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Radcliffe College in 1951, the same year her first book of poems, A Change of World, appeared That volume, chosen by W H Auden for the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award, and her next, The Diamond Cutters and Other Poems 1955 , earned her a reputation as an elegant, controlled stylist In the 1960s, however, Rich began a dramatic shift away from her earlier mode as she took up political and feminist themes and stylistic experimentation in such works as Snapshots of a Daughter in Law 1963 , The Necessities of Life 1966 , Leaflets 1969 , and The Will to Change 1971 In Diving into the Wreck 1973 and The Dream of a Common Language 1978 , she continued to experiment with form and to deal with the experiences and aspirations of women from a feminist perspective In addition to her poetry, Rich has published many essays on poetry, feminism, motherhood, and lesbianism Her recent collections include An Atlas of the Difficult World 1991 and Dark Fields of the Republic Poems 1991 1995 1995.

Comments The Fact of a Doorframe: Poems Selected and New, 1950-1984

  • Weinz

    Rich pulls you into the depth of her sorrow like no one else I know. Beautiful and pure. Like all great poetry she should be read out loud. She was read in a park, in the car and home alone and every time she would bring me to that place that I needed to be. Which is exactly what poetry is for. I wouldn't suggest reading her on a daily basis. Such a plan would send you down the spiral of depression and hopelessness never to be seen again. and for the Texan: I don't how anyone could make a poem a [...]

  • Rachel

    You know, it's always difficult to check the box on a book of poetry that says that I "read" it. Can you ever really say that you're "done" with a poet like Adrienne Rich?I come back to this collection often for how clever it is--sharp words about soft subjects, like love and longing. My favorite poem of hers will always be "Storm Warnings," which you should Google on a rainy day.Focused on the 1970s--"Diving into the Wreck" may have given me an epigraph for my thesis! Unbelievably good.

  • Udeni

    Utterly compelling: both heartbreaking and uplifting, Rich delivers a punch to the stomach with every poem. Starting from her early, careful poems to the later, experimental works, this book is a snapshot of one of the worlds greatest poets. I'm ashamed I hadn't read her before. I can't ever imagine being 'finished' with this book. Some of my favourites are the '21 love poems' and the deceptively simple nature poems, such as For an Anniversary. Thank you, Carol, because without your kind suggest [...]

  • Vikki Marshall

    Adrienne Rich’s poetry is complex, politically charged, and often openly mysterious. There is a distance in her words, a separation that asks for her readers to dig deeper in order to understand each piece thoroughly. The poems collected in this book span from 1950-2001, it encapsulates much of the vast history which occurred during this time frame. Rich’s words are filled with deep metaphors as well as open defiance, her writing so utterly intelligent that it often comes across as overly ca [...]

  • Jeff Jackson

    Some amazing poems throughout this collection, especially the early and mid-period work. During those years Rich executed a wonderful balancing act on the ole personal-political axis. Her later poems became more stridently political and while I was sympathetic to their messages, the didactic words often fell flat and occasionally slid right off the page.

  • Elizabeth

    Favorite poems--- first deals with the tension between reality and expectations in romantic relationships (that are not marriage), second, with sex.Living in SinShe had thought the studio would keep itself;no dust upon the furniture of love.Half heresy, to wish the taps less vocal,the panes relieved of grime. A plate of pears,a piano with a Persian shawl, a catstalking the picturesque amusing mousehad risen at his urging.Not that at five each separate stair would writheunder the milkman's tramp; [...]

  • Alma

    I read most of her early poems and then some of the poems from later in her career that were short. I enjoyed a lot of her poems, but I really didn't like her longer poems or her poems with multiple parts. I didn't really like her experimental poetry. My favorite poems were "Rape" and "Living in Sin." I'm glad I chose her for my paper.

  • Jennifer

    I saw Adrienne Rich in Santa Cruz this past Saturday, at a reading of the poetry of Robinson Jeffers. She sat throughout, in a red chair with a lilac pillow, in front of the stage. Her hands trembled when she read, breaking my heart a bit, and she asked, polite though imperiously, for more light. I'd never have dreamed to imagine her frail.

  • Sps

    Little fragments and pieces of her poems caught the light for me. I'm not very patient for long poems sometimes. But lines like this get that almost nonverbal quality, that necessity: what are we coming to what wants these things of us who wants them (from Leaflets, 1968, p. 102)

  • Shawn

    i once heard ms. rich read aloud - i made the mistake of asking her to please sign my book with her middle name, which in hindsight was terribly arrogant of me. she didn't. this collection is her best.

  • Ian

    Rich is an inspiring poet. Her forms are very intriguing. The book offers a wide selection of her work, and allows the reader to see an incredible progression in imagery to sound to composition. Rich forges new paths of thought and connection within the poems collected in this book.

  • Rex

    Adrienne Rich is probably the pre-eminent feminist writer-poet of her generation -- excellent poetry in form and construction, and excruciatingly precise conviction and delivery.

  • Jennifer Harris

    okay really. huge influence. i've read every drop written by her.

  • Diane

    In this book the reader can witness the evolution of the work of a master poet. Not to be missed.

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  • Robin Friedman

    The Development Of A Feminist Poet"Adrienne Rich (b. 1929) has developed into one of the United States' best known poets. She won the National Book Award in 1974 and received a MacArthur Fellowship in 1994. Her book, "The Fact of a Doorframe" consists of a selection she has made from her first nine volumes of poetry written between 1950 and 1983. In 2002, shortly after I read this book and wrote this review, "The Fact of a Doorframe was revised to add both a new introduction and also additional [...]

  • Peter Landau

    I read somewhere that the problem with poetry is that people tend to read it when they’re depressed. Poetry is an expression of joy and should be shared when one is open to experience the wonder of life. Well, that’s not going to happen. So, here I go again, this time reading Adrienne Rich and her revised THE FACT OF A DOORFRAME: POEMS SELECTED AND NEW, 1950-2001. She opens the updated collection with a short introduction on her introduction to poetry, from the regional voices of her relativ [...]

  • Joanie

    I wish I felt I could give this a higher rating, because she's such an influential poet, but ultimately her poems were just too esoteric for me. I can handle a little interpretation, but there were large swathes of the collection that I could make nothing of. But what was in there that I could understand, I loved, particularly her poetry from the mid-seventies to early nineties, which probably was the best in the book. I might seek out the original books that these poems were taken from.

  • Surata

    Read for VCE Literature 1/2I'm not a fan of poetry so I wasn't really into this collection of poems - but I am looking forward to analysing them and hopefully liking them more later.

  • Nathan

    I'm marking this book of poetry as read, and even though I've probably read every poem in here 2 or 3 times, I'm not done with it. There will be times that I read one of Rich's poems, and it means nothing to me. I'll read the same poem like a week later and I love it. Some of her poems are so symbolic, that I think the only person who grasps them is Adrienne Rich herself.Adrienne Rich is like the love-child between e.e. cummings and Sylvia Plath. She occasionally does the goofy love poem, someti [...]

  • Amanda

    not sold on these poems yet; am reading them primarily for the ghazals. the length of the lines seems too long, too meandering. there are too many abstractions. too many prescriptions for "the truth." i feel as if i'm being lectured to. we are all just people. perhaps it's because so many of these are responses to Ghalib's ghazals. i find no comfort in prophets. i don't believe them. that being said, there are wee bright spots, unique phrases amongs the familiar tropes. i have a friend who would [...]

  • Katy

    Rich's poetry is political, personal, powerful, and progressive. This collection is particularly interesting, because it includes poems from several books spanning over 50 years of Rich's career--one can truly travel with her through time, through her proto-feminist writings of the early 1950s, through the Vietnam War and Rich's reactions, to the continued racism, sexism, and classism of the 1980s and beyond. Rich tackles social justice in the US with deep insight and accessibility, refusing to [...]

  • Andrea Woodacre

    My favorite poet- if you have never read her poetry start out with "Living in Sin" or "A Valediction Forbidding Mourning" (also, you should read Donne's poem with it since it is a response to his) Rich's language is so beautiful and poignant, and rich with meaning (no pun intended haha) you won't be able to stop reading her poetry. Her poem topics range from personal experiences and battling with her sexuality to world issues. A must read.

  • Christine

    If you haven't experienced Adrienne Rich's poetry before, you're really missing out.but be preparedher poetry is anything but light reading. She addresses politics, history, women's rights, the relationships between people, and other pressing issues of today. I love herI keep this book by my bed so that she's the last thing I read every night.

  • Madbutmagic

    Mad But Magic YA Blogfrom “Transcendental Etude”No one who survives to speaknew language, has avoided this:the cutting-away of an old force that held herrooted to an old groundthe pitch of utter loneliness

  • Sparkie Allison

    Rich, powerful and moving poetry that always makes me go into deep thought. It is best read in spurts and allowed to simmer with your thoughts over a few days before taking more in. I have always loved her poetry and this collection is beautiful.

  • Eric Shaw

    I have just finished this. Previously, I had never read or heard of Rich but this book is filled with diamonds and unlike most poetry books I buy there is plenty worth gnawing over not just one or two miracles.

  • Maria

    Δε θεωρώ πως η ποίηση, ιδιαιτέρως η ποίηση, μπορει να βαθμολογηθεί ή να κριθεί. Ξέρω όμως ότι λατρεύω τη Rich. Ξέρω πως όλοι πρέπει να γνωρίσουν το έργο αυτής της μοναδικής δημιουργού. Ξέρω πως εγω διαβάζοντας την έγινα πλουσιότερη σε σκέψεις, συναισθήματα, συμπεράσματα.Μοναδι [...]

  • Ross Cohen

    Rich was a visionary poet who received images of terrible grace, like Dante or Blake before her. The fact that she anchors her voice in her time and place amplifies her visions' potency and urgency. Amazing and arresting writing.

  • Frank Pounding

    farewell, adrienne.

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