New PDF release: Appalachian Elegy: Poetry and Place (Kentucky Voices)

By bell hooks

ISBN-10: 0813136695

ISBN-13: 9780813136691

Author, activist, feminist, instructor, and artist bell hooks is well known as one of many nation's prime intellectuals. Born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, hooks drew her exact pseudonym from the identify of her grandmother, an clever and strong-willed African American girl who encouraged her to face up opposed to a dominating and repressive society. Her poetry, novels, memoirs, and kid's books mirror her Appalachian upbringing and have her struggles with racially built-in faculties and unwelcome authority figures. one in all Utne Reader's "100 Visionaries Who Can swap Your Life," hooks has received vast acclaim from critics and readers alike. In Appalachian Elegy, bell hooks maintains her paintings as an imagist of life's harsh realities in a suite of poems encouraged by means of her adolescence within the remoted hills and hidden hollows of Kentucky. instantly meditative, confessional, and political, this poignant quantity attracts the reader deep into the adventure of dwelling in Appalachia. concerning such themes because the marginalization of its humans and the environmental degradation it has suffered through the years, hooks's poetry quietly elegizes the gradual lack of an identification whereas additionally celebrating that that's consistent, firmly rooted in a spot that's not whole.

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