ADRIENNE RICH, AMERICAN AUTHOR AND ACTIVIST,WOULD HAVE BEEN 84 TODAY !

”No one’s fated or doomed to
love anyone.
The accidents happen, we’re
not heroines,
they happen in our lives like
car crashes,
books that change us,
neighborhoods
we move into and come to
love.”

Adrienne Rich.

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ADRIENNE RICH, American Author
Plus Activist, Was Born This Day,
May 16 in 1929 And Had Exerted A
Very Powerful And Lasting Impact
On The American Literary
Discourse For Over Four
Decades. . . . .Untill Her End That
Came Last Year!

Primarily A Poet, Adrienne Rich,
Touched, With Courage Plus
Conviction, Complex Subjects Like
The Issue of Identity, Aliena
tion, Feminism, Sexuality, Politics of
Power or vice versa, War,
Motherhood, Man- Woman
Relationship and the likes !

Art, For Adrienne, Was Never To Be
A Mere Source of Pleasure,rather A
Potent Vehicle Of Change !

Her Life Was Full of Experiments or
Better Put, Discoveries n
Realizations In Spheres Personal As
Well As Impersonal.
She married a Harvard Professor
With Whom She Had Had Three
Children.But, Adrienne Was All For
Freedom And Couldn’t Live For
Long, Under The Stiffling
Atmosphere of Marriage n its other
numerous attendants!

And,She Separated With Her
Husband To Begin A Journey Of
Living With A Woman Who Too
Was(is) An Author And This
Relationship Lasted Till Adrienne’s
Death.

One Remarkable Result, amongst
many others, Of This Lesbian Life,
Is A Celebrated Book of Poems
Meaningfully Titled, TWENTY ONE
POEMS OF LOVE — a book that could
be placed n well placed alongside
the love themed poetry book of
Pablo Neruda Titled TWENTY POEMS
OF LOVE(AND A SONG OF DESPAIR)!

Winner of Many Awards Like
National Book Award, Guggenheim
Prize(twice), MacArthur Genius
Award. . .et.al, Adrienne Rich Was
Never Compromising Kind of
Author And That Quality Became
Visible When She Had Bluntly
Refuse The Prestigious
Prize,NATIONAL MEDAL OF ART in
1997 During Clinton’s Regime,On
Account of Government’s Power-
Monopoly n more immediate cause
was Government’s refusal to grant
more to the National Endowment
of Arts that oversee the overall
development plus spread of arts n
humanities in the States!!

A Robust Public Intellectual of America, Adrienne Rich’s Contributions To The Cause Of Feminism, Is Simply Towering !

Her Antiwar Views Were Strong And She Never Did Shy Away From Comitting To Oppose Plus Condemn War Of Any Hue and The Exorbitant Powers of The Ruling Elites !

‘DIVING INTO THE WRECK’ Is Rich’s First Major Book That Still Is Viewed As Her Masterpiece!

Adrienne Rich Was A Prolific Author Who Wrote More Than 20 Volumes of Poetry and Nearly Half a Dozen Essays!

She Died In March Last Year At The Age of 82!
Her Legacy Will Live On Via Her Works !

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ADRIENNE RICH !

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MRITYUNJAY JHA
4F, ADARSH NAGAR
SAMASTIPUR
BIHAR
INDIA.
848101.
+91 9334411390.
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