Warrior Poet: A Biography Of Audre Lorde by Veaux Alexis DeWarrior Poet: A Biography Of Audre Lorde by Veaux Alexis De

Warrior Poet: A Biography Of Audre Lorde

byVeaux Alexis De

Paperback | November 14, 2006

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During her lifetime, Audre Lorde (1934-1992), author of the landmark Cancer Journals, created a mythic identity for herself that retains its vitality to this day. Drawing from the private archives of the poet's estate and numerous interviews, Alexis De Veaux demystifies Lorde's iconic status, charting her conservative childhood in Harlem; her early marriage to a white, gay man with whom she had two children; her emergence as an outspoken black feminist lesbian; and her canonization as a seminal poet of American literature.
Alexis De Veaux teaches at the University of Buffalo (SUNY). She has written for Ms., Essence, and the Village Voice, among other publications.
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Title:Warrior Poet: A Biography Of Audre LordeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 8.2 × 5.5 × 1.2 inPublished:November 14, 2006Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393329356

ISBN - 13:9780393329353

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Warrior Poet is a literary event of considerable significance. — Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionA clearly written and extensively researched volume that is every bit as formidable as Lorde herself was, and will likely be regarded as the definitive study of the controversial poet. — Buffalo NewsDe Veaux’s thorough tale of a complicated artist is compelling. Lorde comes to life, and her powerful prose is presented in a whole new light. — Essence