The Death Of Adrienne Rich has created a vast plus deep void that doesn’t seem to be filled any soon!
She was a POET-ACTIVIST and for her Poetry was an engagement with the societal problems n political consciousness.
Adrienne was an open LESBIAN AUTHOR n had written a great deal on the issues related with HOMOSEXUALITY in a time when it was largely considered as a taboo n incite sharp criticism plus cynicism against it !
Adrienne Rich was much anthologized poets from america and her one of the earliest poems ‘AUNT JENNIFER’S TIGERS’ has always been A MUST in every anthology of poetry everywhere in world.
Adrienne’s journey as a poet or author was from PERSONAL PLUS LIGHT VERSES to POLITICAL RADICAL VERSES!
She always advocated for peace n equity in society and remained a bitter critic of war n capitalist way of governance all through her life!
Adrienne Rich was against the ‘IRAQ WAR’ and in post 9/11,wrote one of her last masterpieces :’SCHOOL AMONG THE RUINS’.
She used her personal experiences n observations of women’s life plus role in society as the bedrock of her brand of FEMINISM.
She became one of the foremost voices articulating about the space for women in social n political mileu of America.A STAUNCH ADVOCATE OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS N HUMAN RIGHTS,SHE WAS A REVERED PERSONA IN THE AMERICAN INTELLECTUAL CIRCLES!
Her refusal of the highest national award given to artists of America : NATIONAL MEDAL OF ART in 1997 on the grounds of the apparent chasm between her personal view of art n the administration’s neglect of the marginals plus disadvantaged people of society.ADRIENNE RICH WAS VERY VOCAL AGAINST THE GROWING WEALTH-DISPARITIES AND HAD CALLED FOR A RE-DISTRIBUTION.SHE WAS VERY MUCH SOCIALIST IN OPINION.SHE ALSO TALKED ABOUT THE DISPLACEMENT OF EXILES,ALIENATION N IDENTITY.
THE DEATH OF ADRIENNE IS A BIG LOSS FOR ALL WHO VIEW LITERATURE AS A POWERFUL ENGAGEMENT WITH THE MYRIAD PROBLEMS OF SOCIO-POLITICAL NARRATIVES OF A NATION!
There won’t be a second Adrienne!
MAY HER SOUL BE BLESSED!
R.I.P #ADRIENNE RICH!
The great american poet n essayist has died at the age of 82.
She was one of the most powerful female voice of american-culture n society.
Adrienne Rich sort of carried crusade against the inherent injustice of contemporary american society all through her life.
She remained a bitter critic of war of all forms n on any pretext,had become a powerful articulator of the anti-VIETNAM-WAR movement in america.
Adrienne Rich was born in 1929 in Baltimore to an ambitious pathologist father n a fine pianist mother.She was raised in that ambitious home-environment and had excelled at academics.
She was married to a Harvard-Economics Professor and had three children.Unfortunately,her married life turned sour n she shifted to New York .
ADRIENNE RICH’S PERSONAL DISILLUSIONMENT IN MARRIAGE HAD A GREAT IMPACT ON HER UNDERSTANDINGS OF THE OVERALL STATUS OF WOMEN IN SOCIETY N THAT HAD SHAPED HER VIEWS IN BECOMING ONE OF THE REVERED FIGURES IN FEMINIST MOVEMENT.SHE WROTE EXTENSIVELY ON THE PLACE N PLIGHT OF FEMININE-EXISTENCE IN FORMS OF PAMPHLETS N ESSAYS!
She started her poetic journey by light verse which were quite decorous in nature.She wrote under some clear influence of Yeats n Auden,the latter had a greater impact n had written FOREWORDS for her first poetry collection that made her win her first among many awards :YALE PRIZE FOR YOUNGER POETS!
‘SNAPSHOTS FROM A DAUGHTER-IN-LAW’ was her first book that won critical acclaim n had established her as a poet of note!
Adrienne became a fierce radical in her views later in 70s n 80s and then onwards hers were the poems full of political problems n the quest for justice,the hope for an egalitarian society . .et.al. !
ADRIENNE RICH WAS VERY MUCH PEEVED AT THE ‘MYTH OF AMERICAN DREAM’ as her writings became sort of mouthpiece for the marginalia n disadvantaged part of american society!
FOR ADRIENNE RICH,ART WAS AN HONEST ENGAGEMENT WITH THE PROBLEMS OF SOCIETY N SHE WAS KIND OF A ‘POET-ACTIVIST’ ALL HER LIFE!
The growing gap between rich n poor was such an emotional theme to her that she had refused the highest american award for artists:-NATIONAL MEDAL in 1997.AND,HAD CRITICIZED THE THEN CLINTON- ADMINSTRATION DUE TO ITS APATHY FOR THOSE LARGE PART OF AMERICAN SOCIETY WHO WERE NOT IN THE MAINSTREAM!
‘DIVING INTO THE WRECK’ is a powerful poem-collection.
‘WHEN DEAD AWAKEN-re-vision writing’is another fine work.
THE DEATH OF ADRIENNE RICH HAS CREATED A LARGE N DEEP VOID THAT SEEMS IRREPLACEABLE”
MAY ALMIGHTY OFFER A FITTING CORNER OF PARADISE N GRANT PEACE N SALVATION TO HER SOUL !
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LADY GAGA IS 26 TODAY!
So Young And A Super Stardom under belt. .
A maverick singer who has kept herself out of the usual run of singers by dressing herself with everything imaginable or otherwise under the sun.
A Genius Of Her Own, LADY GAGA SHOT TO FAME WITH A OVER 15 MILLION SELL OF HER DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM : ‘THE FAME’.
A newyorker of Italian descent,GAGA happens to be the most famous artist of the last decade!
Born as JOANNE ANGELINA GERMONATA, Lady Gaga has the LARGEST NUMBER OF FOLLOWER @twitter in the music category!
With a lovely n caring attitudes ,she is most endearing in the fans’ circle!
Comedians usually don’t shy to hv a dig at her bizarre hair-do n at times,quite peurile statements,but,all agree on Gaga’s Stature in World of Music!
Also,nicknamed as Little Monster or Mother Monster due to the title of her album, Gaga has always created a huge hypnotism amid the audiences!
Her fans are countless in India too!
Influenced by Michael Jackson, Madonna n Beatles,LADY GAGA has become over a period of a decade, A SIGNATURE OF HER OWN ON THE MUSIC-FERMAMENT!
Due to her weird hair-do n a strange dress sense and at times her puerile statement, Comedians do not shy away from having a dig on her. . .BUT,There Is,However a consensus about her steller Stature in the Music-Industry!
A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THIS HOT SINGER WHO BROKE ALL RECORDS WHEN HER FOLLOWERS’ NUMBER HAD SWELLED OVER 20 MILLIONS @twitter!
She is doing great charitable works through her Charity named BORN THIS WAY FOUNDATION!
MANY RETURNS OF THE DAY!
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
‘ONE (This) SWEET DAY’!A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE MOST INFLUENTIAL FEMALE SINGER OF 90s IN US AND OF COURSE ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL SINGERS WORLDWIDE!
She turns 42 today(27thMarch)!
Gasping in the glory of motherhood with her twins,she looks simply FABULOUS @42!
Mariah Carey and The US- BILLBOARD CHARTS has some great relationship for she has made many records n remains an all-time Chart-buster in the 53yrs of Billboard’s history!
MARIAH REMAINED A TOTAL OF 79 WEEKS ATOP D CHART. . .way ahead of the revered BEATLES’ 59 weeks!
MARIAH CAREY IS THE ONLY SINGER WHOSE FIRST FIVE SINGLES LORDED THE BILLBOARD!
Her famous song ‘ONE SWEET DAY’ maintained the lead for a record 16 weeks: the highest by a female n the second overall as The BEATLES had for 20 weeks!
MARIAH CAREY’S EIGHTEEN RECORDS MADE IT TO ATOP THE CHART!
VISION OF LOVE
ONE SWEET DAY are some of her megahits!
A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THIS ‘GIRL NEXT DOOR’ DIVA!
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .