Jeffs, William Patrick
January 2003
Feminism, Manhood & Homosexuality: Intersections in Psychoanalys;2003, p96
Book Chapter
Chapter Six of the book "Feminism, Manhood and Homosexuality: Intersections in Psychoanalysis and American Poetry" is presented. It focuses on how the works of poet Adrienne Rich depicted the union of feminist, gay, lesbian and queer theories. Rich delved into the depths of her divided self, into the convolutions of a national history, and into the standard patriarchal language of the U.S. In her works, Rich described how she sought to define herself in ways that would contradict her masculine world. Her writings revealed the poet's growth into her full power as a woman author. Like Emily Dickinson, Rich begun her quest by disregarding traditional linguistic and poetic forms.


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