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Ostriker, Alicia

Overview
Works: 94 works in 328 publications in 1 language and 18,731 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Biography  History  Autographs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3565.S84, 821.7
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Most widely held works by Alicia Ostriker
Stealing the language : the emergence of women's poetry in America by Alicia Ostriker( Book )

28 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probes the origins and significance of contemporary women's poetry and examines the works of such diverse poets as Denise Levertov, Gwendolyn Brooks, Maxine Kumin, Lucille Clifton, May Swenson, and Judy Grahn
Vision and verse in William Blake by Alicia Ostriker( Book )

11 editions published between 1965 and 1982 in English and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete poems [of] William Blake by William Blake( Book )

36 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the complete poems of eighteenth-century English poet William Blake, and includes textual notes, a glossary of proper names, brief biographical information about Blake, and a table of relevant dates
Writing like a woman by Alicia Ostriker( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The little space : poems selected and new, 1968-1998 by Alicia Ostriker( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this selection of poems from thirty years of a distinguished writing career, we see the growth of a poet's mind, heart, and spirit as Ostriker struggles to love "this wounded / World that we cannot heal, that is our bride." Whether she probes the meaning of childhood, family, marriage, and motherhood, or art, history, politics, and God; whether she is celebrating sexuality or confronting mortality, the poet includes "whatever I can grasp of human experience within my art - the good and beautiful, the evil and chaotic. I tell my students that they must write what they are afraid to write; and I attempt to do so myself."
Feminist revision and the Bible by Alicia Ostriker( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extends the feminist examination of western literature to the founding document of patriarchal culture, the Bible. At the same time, it re-thinks certain customary assumptions about feminism and about the Bible, in the light of poetic 'readings' of Biblical texts by 19th and 20th century women writers. It proposes that women writers relate to the Bible in complex ways which both critique biblical misogyny and stem directly from elements of transgressive writing within the Biblical text, suggesting that feminist reinterpretations of the Bible constitute an inevitable consequence of radical spiritual values at the core of scripture itself
The imaginary lover by Alicia Ostriker( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the 1987 William Carlos Williams Award presented by the Poetry Society of AmericaWith The Imaginary Lover, Alicia Suskin Ostriker takes her place among the most striking and original poets whose work is informed by feminist consciousness. Her characterization of the best poetry by women, in the New York Times Book Review, aptly describes this book: "intimate rather than remote, passionate rather than distant, defying divisions between emotion and intellect, private and public, life and art, writer and reader." To read her poems is to "discover not only more of what it means to be a woman but more of what it means to be human."
For the love of God : the Bible as an open book by Alicia Ostriker( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crack in everything by Alicia Ostriker( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This newest volume of poetry from Alicia Suskin Ostriker is her most ambitious to date, ranging from laments and celebrations for a flawed world to meditations on art and artists, to a powerful exploration of illness and healing
The volcano sequence by Alicia Ostriker( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems explores Jewish history, liturgy, theology, and the author's relationship with Judaism and spirituality
Green age by Alicia Ostriker( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nakedness of the fathers : biblical visions and revisions by Alicia Ostriker( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like much twentieth-century feminist writing today, this book crosses the boundaries of genre. Biblical interpretation combines with fantasy, autobiography, and poetry. Politics joins with eroticism. Irreverence coexists with a yearning for the sacred. Scholarship contends with heresy. Most excitingly, the author continues and extends the tradition of arguing with God that commences in the Bible itself and continues now, as it has for centuries, to animate Jewish writing. The difference here is that the voice that debates with God is a woman's
A woman under the surface : poems and prose poems by Alicia Ostriker by Alicia Ostriker( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No heaven by Alicia Ostriker( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At times lyric, at times satiric, Ostriker steadfastly pursues in "No Heaven "her poetics of ardor, a passion for the here and now that has chastened and consoled her many devoted readers
Dancing at the devil's party : essays on poetry, politics, and the erotic by Alicia Ostriker( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mother-child papers by Alicia Ostriker( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1970, as the war in Vietnam was heating up, Ostriker was awaiting the birth of her son. On April 30, President Nixon announced the bombing of Cambodia. On May 14, four students were shot and killed by National Guardsmen at Kent State University. The poems in this collection confront Ostriker's personal tumult as she considered the world she had brought her son into
The old woman, the tulip, and the dog by Alicia Ostriker( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book by a major American poet is for poetry readers at all levels, academic and non-academic. It is a sequence of poems that will surprise and delight readers--in the voices of an old woman full of memories, a glamorous tulip, and an earthy dog who always has the last word
The book of seventy by Alicia Ostriker( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems that explore the territory of advancing age - its tragicomedies, its passions, its engagement with the world
The book of life : selected Jewish poems, 1979-2011 by Alicia Ostriker( Book )

5 editions published between 1012 and 2012 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"(BLike many Jews, in and out of the synagogue, I wrestle with sacred tradition like Jacob wrestling the angel. The poems gathered here were born of this wrestling, which can never be over."--The Preface
Waiting for the light by Alicia Ostriker( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Stealing the language : the emergence of women's poetry in America
Alternative Names
Alicia Ostriker American poet and scholar

Alicia Ostriker Amerikaans dichteres

Alicia Ostriker Lyrikerin

Alicia Ostriker poeta de Estados Unidos

Alicia Ostriker poétesse et universitaire américaine

Ostriker, Alicia

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Ostriker, Alicia S.

Ostriker, Alicia S. 1937-

Ostriker, Alicia Suskin.

Ostriker, Alicia Suskin 1937-

Striker, Alicia 1937-

Suskin Ostriker, Alicia

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Suskin Striker, Alicia 1937-

オストライカー, アリシア

Languages
English (234)

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The complete poems [of] William BlakeThe little space : poems selected and new, 1968-1998Feminist revision and the BibleThe imaginary loverFor the love of God : the Bible as an open bookThe crack in everythingThe volcano sequenceGreen age