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Rukeyser, Muriel 1913-1980

Overview
Works: 814 works in 1,297 publications in 4 languages and 25,786 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Autobiographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Performer, Author of screenplay, Librettist, Author of introduction, Illustrator, Narrator, Signer
Classifications: PS3535.U4, 811.52
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Most widely held works by Muriel Rukeyser
American poetry : the twentieth century( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
The collected poems of Muriel Rukeyser by Muriel Rukeyser( )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muriel Rukeyser held a visionary belief in the human capacity to create social change through language. She earned an international reputation as a powerful voice against enforced silences of all kind, against the violence of war, poverty, and racism. Her eloquent poetry of witness-of the Scottsboro Nine, the Spanish Civil War, the poisoning of the Gauley Bridge laborers-split the darkness covering a shameful world. In addition to the complete texts of her twelve previously published books, this volume also features new poems discovered by the editors; Rukeyser's translations, including the first English translations of Octavio Paz's work; early work by Rukeyser not previously published in book form; and the controversial book-length poem Wake Island. An introduction by the editors traces Rukeyser's life and literary reputation and complements discerning annotations and textual notes to the poems. - Publisher
The life of poetry by Muriel Rukeyser( Book )

32 editions published between 1949 and 1996 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observing that poetry is a natural part of our pastimes and rituals, Muriel Rukeyser opposes elitist attitudes and confronts Americans' fear of feeling. Multicultural and interdisciplinary, this collection of essays and speeches makes an irrefutable case for the centrality of poetry in American life
The collected poems by Muriel Rukeyser( Book )

20 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early poems, 1935-1955 by Octavio Paz( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1990 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The growth of the work of Octavio Paz makes it clear that he is a great world-poet. His poetry bears both native Mexico and Spanish-European influences. Images abound from Mexico's Indian past and her colorful contemporary life and landscape; striking portraits bring to life moments from his country's history which he then translates to the modern scene. Often revealing a suppressed violence, Paz's poems clearly bear the stamp of the cosmopolitan writer, critic, and diplomat. -- Publisher description
Selected poems by Muriel Rukeyser( Book )

19 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muriel Rukeyser (1913-80) published her first book--the powerfully experimental Theory of flight--at age twenty-two, and went on to an adventurous and prolific career as poet, translator, and political activist. Her expansive energies sought a poetry in which politics, geography, sexuality, mythology, and autobiography could find fused and fluid expression. From her early, cinematic "Poem out of childhood" through excerpts from her long wartime "Letter to the front" to her late "Resurrection of the right side," written after her stroke, this selection represents the many sides and selves of a major poet
Savage coast : a novel by Muriel Rukeyser( )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a Barcelona-bound train forced to pick up soldiers during the Spanish Civil War, Helen becomes acquainted with an antifascist German athlete who arouses her consciousness and inspires her need for a life of political action
Willard Gibbs by Muriel Rukeyser( Book )

23 editions published between 1942 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of America's greatest physicist of the 19th century by the poet Muriel Rukeyser
The gates : poems by Muriel Rukeyser( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Muriel Rukeyser reader by Muriel Rukeyser( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In many ways," writes Adrienne Rich in her Introduction, "Muriel Rukeyser was beyond her time - and seems, at the edge of the twenty-first century, to have grasped resources we are only now beginning to reach for: the connections between history and the body, memory and politics, sexuality and public space, poetry and physical science, and much else. She spoke as a poet, first and foremost; but she spoke also as a thinking activist, biographer, traveler, explorer of her country's psychic geography." A Muriel Rukeyser Reader gathers a generous selection of poetry and prose spanning the forty-five years of Rukeyser's writing life. Bringing together works only sparsely anthologized or long out of print, this book is a resource for understanding the range, depth, and originality of this pioneering writer whom the poet Anne Sexton named "Muriel, mother of everyone."
Waterlily fire : poems 1935-1962 by Muriel Rukeyser( Book )

8 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The traces of Thomas Hariot by Muriel Rukeyser( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The speed of darkness; [poems] by Muriel Rukeyser( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of silence : selected poems by Muriel Rukeyser( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory of flight by Muriel Rukeyser( Book )

17 editions published between 1935 and 1971 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaking open by Muriel Rukeyser( Book )

9 editions published between 1944 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by Octavio Paz( Book )

7 editions published in 1963 in 3 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Body of waking by Muriel Rukeyser( Book )

13 editions published between 1958 and 1978 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One life by Muriel Rukeyser( Book )

8 editions published in 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episodes from the life of Wendell Willkie combining biography, poetry, drama, and reporting
The orgy by Muriel Rukeyser( Book )

14 editions published between 1965 and 1997 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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American poetry : the twentieth century
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The collected poems of Muriel RukeyserThe life of poetrySelected poemsWillard GibbsA Muriel Rukeyser readerOut of silence : selected poemsThe orgy
Alternative Names
Murial Rukeyser

Muriel Rukeyser Amerikaans dichteres (1913-1980)

Muriel Rukeyser amerikansk poet

Muriel Rukeyser écrivaine américaine

Muriel Rukeyser US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Muriel Rukeyserová

Rukeyser, Muriel

Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-

موریل روکیسر

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