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Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde
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.
Working from Audre's estate, her personal journals, and interviews with members of Lorde's family, friends and lovers De Veaux assesses the cultural legacy of a woman who personified the civil rights struggles of the twentieth century and pays homage to one of the most courageous, singular voices of American letters.
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.
Dimensions: 8.3" x 5.5" x 1.2"