5 quotes from remembered rapture: the writer at work: ‘No black woman writer in this culture can write too much. Indeed, no woman writer can write too. Remembered Rapture: Dancing with Words bell hooks. Writing is my passion. It is a way to experience the ecstatic. The root understanding of the word. Remembered Rapture celebrates literacy, the joys of reading and writing, and the lasting power of the book. Once again, these essays reveal bell hooks’s.
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My favourite essays were the ones about labels, and class and politics of writing and black women writing. This passion for words is the heartbeat of this contemplative collection of essays. Looking at the lenght of this review I am probably another woman who writes ‘too much’.
Excellent references to the art of writing I enjoy bell hooks’ work and look forward to this one as well. Kari rated it liked it Dec 17, Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. In her piece on confessional writing she insists that writers from white privileged backgrounds have less problems with that as they have always been taught that the freedom for artistic expression always comes first before the feelings of the family and friends that might be hurt.
Men can produce collections in which every piece has been published elsewhere and this will not even be mentioned in reviews.
I took pause with several of her passages to let them sink in because many of them spoke SO strongly to me. Remebered had never thought about this that way but I realise that for once bell hooks might be onto something. Once again, these essays reveal bell hooks’s wide-ranging intellectual scope; she is a universal writer addressing readers and writers everywhere. Open Preview See a Problem? She kept insisting that there was some white supremacist conspiracy created to belittle her work.
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Another bell hooks at exactly the right time It is writing that truly rescues, that enables us to reach the shore, to recover. Cultural critic, memoirist Wound of Passion: DuBois elegantly dissected the double consciousness of African-Americans, bell hooks, with similar insight and vision, untangles the complex personae of women writers, especially those whose work goes against the grain.
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But I’ve moved twice in the last year, and somewhere this book got shoved into a box that hasn’t been unpacked. Wait, didn’t you say that about 10 pages ago. I read this for insight into her life as a writer. Published November 15th by Holt Paperbacks first published January 11th Dec 06, Denise rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan 08, Twyla rated it it was amazing.
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remembered rapture: the writer at work by bell hooks
Most likely because it is a collection of lectures and essays that span twenty years. What could have been a caustic, scathing collection of essays, however, proves to be just the opposite: I recommend this book to ANY woman who wants to write. But it is good to read across the diverse spectrum of genres that exist demembered the world, even if they are highly academic sub-genres.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Dapture Rapture celebrates literacy, the joys of reading and writing, and the lasting power of the book. This passion for words is the heartbeat of this contemplative collection of essays.
Maybe this knowledge will come in useful at my next dinner party. Wrongly, she suggested that the book was merely a recycling of already published work.
Nikki Byrom rated it liked it Jan 24, I’d like to know what hooks thinks of Octavia Butler — a black female writer who writes explicitly and gorgeously about gender, race, and class, but does so in genre. I would’ve liked a few more tricks ‘what to do when you’re uninspired, where to go to to find support. Quotes from remembered raptur These essays once again reveal bell hooks’s wide-ranging intellectual scope; if W. I think male confessional literature that is sensational in character is dismissed as rature as its female counterpart.