An Atlas of the Difficult World: Poems 1988-1991 by Adrienne Rich

By Adrienne Rich

From magazine of recent Literature
"In an interview with invoice Moyers, Adrienne wealthy reviews that the name poem of her 1991 quantity, An Atlas of the tough global, "reflects at the of my kingdom, which I wrote very consciously as a citizen poet, the geography, the heritage, the folks of my country" (345). the explicit occasion that led wealthy to write down a poem in regards to the current situation of the U.S. was once the Persian Gulf battle of 1991, which on a unique party she describes because the first Bush administration's ploy to distract humans from household "anger and despair" ("I take place to Think" 33). "An Atlas of the tricky World" is a longer inquiry into the character of patriotism in time of war—as wealthy says within the poem: "I am bent on fathoming what it capability to like my country" (Atlas 22). It features as either geography and historical past, supplying a breathtaking view of Eighties and early Nineteen Nineties America—the "difficult world" of the title—haunted by means of the contradictory legacies of freedom and oppression, idealism and materialism, democracy and capitalism. Like Whitman, whose attribute thoughts of catalogue and anecdote she borrows in her poem, wealthy acknowledges the nice promise of the United States, but additionally recognizes its unfavourable components. Like Muriel Rukeyser, the second one very important precursor within the poem, she takes her readers on a highway journey to areas they in a different way could by no means chance to discover. Approximating in size T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, or even together with a few endnotes, "An Atlas of the tough World" bargains an image of present-day the US in a country of difficulty which, wealthy hopes, can however be reversed and resolved."

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Except for the inclusion of brief quotations in an acknowledged review. Carolrhoda Books, Inc. A. com Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Johnston, Tony, 1942– Noel / by Tony Johnston ; artwork by Cheng-Khee Chee. p. cm. eISBN-10: 0-8225-6301-0 1. Christmas—Juvenile poetry. 2. Children's poetry, American. I. Chee, Cheng-Khee, ill. II. Title.

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International copyright secured. , except for the inclusion of brief quotations in an acknowledged review. Carolrhoda Books, Inc. A. com Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Johnston, Tony, 1942– Noel / by Tony Johnston ; artwork by Cheng-Khee Chee. p. cm. eISBN-10: 0-8225-6301-0 1. Christmas—Juvenile poetry. 2. Children's poetry, American. I. Chee, Cheng-Khee, ill. II. Title.

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