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Audre Lorde, A Burst of Light

Audre Lorde, A Burst of Light. This did not affect my opinions on the book, which remain entirely my own. 'A Burst Of Light' is an updated and reissued version of Audre Lorde's 1988 collection of essays and journal entries of the same name.

Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "A Burst of Light: and Other Essays" . Winner of the 1988 Before Columbus Foundation National Book Award, this path-breaking collection of essays is a clarion call to build communities that nurture our spirit.

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Lorde announces the need for a radical politics of intersectionality while struggling to maintain her own faith as she wages a battle against liver cancer. and Turning the Beat Around: Lesbian Parenting 1986, as well as a new Foreword by Sonia Sanchez. When I don't know what to do, I turn to the Lorde. Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Bitch Media. Lifestyle & Sports Biographies Memoirs.

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Audre Lorde, a prolific writer of both poetry and prose, is regarded by many (myself included) as a major figure in both African-American and lesbian literature. A Burst of Light" is one of her important prose works. The book contains an interview, three short essays, and a lengthy collection of excerpts from the journal she kept during her battle against cancer. In the book, Lorde addresses many of the themes which she has explored in past works: racism, lesbian culture, political activism, and more.

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Audre Lorde on the Vulnerability of Visibility and Our Responsibility, to Ourselves and Others .

Audre Lorde on the Vulnerability of Visibility and Our Responsibility, to Ourselves and Others, to Break Our Silences. Audre Lorde on the Indivisibility of Identity and the Importance of Arts Education and Arts Funding. That is what the great poet, essayist, feminist, and civil rights champion Audre Lorde (February 18, 1934–November 17, 1992) explores with exquisite self-possession and might of character in a series of diary entries included in A Burst of Light: and Other Essays (public library). Seventeen days before she turned fifty, and six years after she underwent a mastectomy for breast cancer, Lorde was told she had liver cancer.

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Black freedom fighter's strength and signifying words. 1989 Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award. Go the Way Your Blood Beats: An Anthology of Lesbian and Gay Literary Fiction by African-American Writers. Rich continues: "Refusing to be circumscribed by any simple identity, Audre Lorde writes as a Black woman, a mother, a daughter, a Lesbian, a feminist, a visionary; poems of elemental wildness and healing, nightmare and lucidity. Her rhythms and accents h. Our Dead Behind Us: Poems.

Lorde's critical essays, collected in "Sister/Outsider" (1984) and "A Burst of Light "(1988), have been quite influential, particularly "Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power," in which she discusses the relationship of poetry to politics and the erotic. Lorde was the recipient of several grants--from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1968 and 1981 and from the Creative Artists Public Service in 1972--as well as the Borough of Manhattan President's Award for Literary Excellence in 1987.

The author discusses her life as a Black lesbian, her struggle against cancer, sadomasochism within the gay community, and apartheid and its relationship to racism in American society

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Damdyagab
Audre Lorde, a prolific writer of both poetry and prose, is regarded by many (myself included) as a major figure in both African-American and lesbian literature. "A Burst of Light" is one of her important prose works. The book contains an interview, three short essays, and a lengthy collection of excerpts from the journal she kept during her battle against cancer.
In the book, Lorde addresses many of the themes which she has explored in past works: racism, lesbian culture, political activism, and more. The only sour note is the interview, "Sadomasochism: Not About Condemnation," in which Lorde bitterly critiques a particular sexual subculture within the lesbian community. Lorde's patronizing tone reminded me of the attitude that anti-gay heterosexuals often adopt when talking about the lesbian community! And lines like "Liberalism allows pornography and has allowed wife beating as First Amendment rights" do not help Lorde's credibility.
But if you skip the interview, you will find the rest of the book to be both politically incisive and often very moving. I particularly enjoyed the essay "Turning the Beat Around: Lesbian Parenting 1986," in which Lorde, a Black lesbian who co-parented a daughter and a son with her white woman lover, reflects on the joy and challenge of parenting.
And the excerpts from her journal are a beautiful testament to Lorde's own courage in her fight against cancer. The excerpts record her travels to Berlin, Germany; Melbourne, Australia; and other places as she struggled to maintain her physical health while continuing her work as a cultural activist.
In one of her journal excerpts, Lorde writes, "Survival isn't some theory operating in a vacuum. It's a matter of my everyday life and making decisions." Very true. And "A Burst of Light" is a vibrant celebration of survival.
Uaoteowi
In this beautiful collection of interviews, essays, and journal writings, Audre Lorde remains true to her radical feminist politic, one she espoused all her life. She also clearly articulates her belief in living self-consciously, as a poet, with integrity. The highlight of this collection is an interview Lorde gave shortly before her death, explaining her opposition to sadomasochism.

The interview reflects Lorde's lifelong commitment to affirming the erotic, while fighting against the racism, sexism, and male dominance inherent to pornography and sadomasochistic sex. Lorde writes, to assert that the idea of power over powerlessness is erotic, is unjustifiable, because it prepares us either to accept subordination, or enforce dominance. She calls S and M sex a tired, one-sided mode of human relating that continues to allow white men to oppress women and people of Color, and the overwhelming prevelance of masochistic images of women in pornography and media today, bear out Lorde's assertion that this kind of sex is commercialized, soul-numbing and quite frankly, trite.

To play along with the idea that dominance is sexy, one must buy into a white male view of sex, according to Lorde, and that discourages women and men from questioning the social, political and emotional factors that keep men in positions of power even outside the bedroom.

Lorde brings up valid points here that do not deserve to be written off, for one does have to wonder if men who feel more sexually excited by the idea of using power or force "in play" against women during sex, rather than engaging in more egalitarian activities, can truly see women as equal human beings. This book is not for men who feel defensive about questioning their own inability to experience sex without focusing on power differences. This book is for men and women willing to examine their own choices and ideas, in an attempt to create the kind of future Lorde envisioned--one free of racism and sexism.
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Diseases & Physical Ailments
Author: Audre Lorde
ISBN: 0932379397
Category: Health, Fitness & Dieting
Subcategory: Diseases & Physical Ailments
Language: English
Publisher: Firebrand Books; First Edition edition (1988)
Pages: 134 pages