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Rukeyser, Muriel 1913-1980

Overview
Works: 787 works in 1,169 publications in 2 languages and 23,634 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Poetry  Autobiographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Performer, Librettist, Narrator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3535.U4, 811.52
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Most widely held works about Muriel Rukeyser
 
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Most widely held works by Muriel Rukeyser
American poetry : the twentieth century by Randall Stewart( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,384 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 life of poetry by Muriel Rukeyser( Book )

30 editions published between 1949 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected poems by Muriel Rukeyser( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1973 and 1990 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by Muriel Rukeyser( Book )

13 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 853 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
Willard Gibbs by Muriel Rukeyser( Book )

22 editions published between 1942 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 842 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 )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Muriel Rukeyser reader by Muriel Rukeyser( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 750 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 )

4 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected poems of Muriel Rukeyser by Muriel Rukeyser( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 644 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 traces of Thomas Hariot by Muriel Rukeyser( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory of flight by Muriel Rukeyser( Book )

14 editions published between 1935 and 1971 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaking open by Muriel Rukeyser( Book )

9 editions published between 1944 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berenice Abbott photographs by Berenice Abbott( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is divided into three main sections. 1. Faces of the twenties - Portraits of the major writers and artists of the time ; 2. New York - includes people, places and things of New York City ; 3. Science - Photographs of physical phenomena found; magnetic fields, waves, motion studies, light, bubbles, penicillin mold, etc
Selected poems by Octavio Paz( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One life by Muriel Rukeyser( Book )

8 editions published in 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1958 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Savage coast : a novel by Muriel Rukeyser( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 402 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
 
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Alternative Names
Murial Rukeyser

Rukeyser, Muriel

Languages
English (237)

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The life of poetrySelected poemsWillard GibbsA Muriel Rukeyser readerThe collected poems of Muriel RukeyserOut of silence : selected poemsFive American women