Anything We Love Can Be Saved by Alice Walker

By Alice Walker

In Anything we adore might be Saved, Alice Walker writes approximately her existence as an activist, in a booklet wealthy within the trust that the area is saveable, if basically we are going to act. conversing from her center on quite a lot of topics--religion and the spirit, feminism and race, households and identification, politics and social change--Walker starts off with a relocating autobiographical essay during which she describes her personal religious development and roots in activism. She is going directly to discover many vital inner most and public matters: being a daughter and elevating one, dreadlocks, banned books, civil rights, and gender communique. She writes approximately Zora Neale Hurston and Salman Rushdie and provides recommendation to invoice Clinton. here's a clever woman's techniques as she interacts with the area this day, and an immense portrait of an activist writer's lifestyles.

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8 Writing nearly three hundred years after Dryden, Jacobson similarly values Ovid's poems for their explorations of the psychology of love and their interest in the subjective nature of reality. Jacobson reads the poems as a 6. Wilkinson, Ovid Recalled, 106. 7. D. , Yale University, 1963, 360. See Jacobson, Ovid's "Heroides," 325-30, for arguments against these "rhetorical" views of Ovid's poetry. 8. The Works of John Dryden, ed. Edward Niles Hooker and H. T. Swedenberg Jr. (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1956), I: I 10.

Medieval Literary Theory and Criti~ cism, c. 1100-C. 1375: The Commentary Tradition, rev. ed. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988), 20-21. 28. Hexter, Ovid and Medieval Schooling, 157. 30 ABANDONED WOMEN ter expresses some surprise at this particular commentator's explication of the "finalis causa" of Ovid's epistles, for the fates of the "legitimate" lovers of the Heroides are not as edifying as the commentator implies. 29 Nev-ertheless, a later accessus even more strongly sets forth the view that Ovid's Heroides are a how--to manual for love: Utilitas est duplex scilicet communis et propria.

Sion would become a subject for scholarly dissection and disagreement, especially after it took on a literary life of its own. As this account of their verse correspondence suggests, Baudri, Con .. stance, and Heloise all assimilate the rhetoric of Ovid's lamenting hero .. ines into literary epistles that formed part of ongoing personal exchanges. In doing so, these medieval writers thus made use of Ovid's female literary personae to construct their own epistolary identities. But Ovid's Heroides also inspired imitations that are structurally more similar to their sources-poems set in the mythological past that were never read (or heard) by their intended addressee~59 For example, a little ..

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