The Orgy: An Irish Journey of Passion and Transformation

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Price
$14.95  $13.90
Publisher
Paris Press
Publish Date
Pages
160
Dimensions
6.04 X 9.05 X 0.47 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780963818324
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About the Author


Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980) is one of our country's most influential yet neglected writers. She published fifteen collections of poetry, plays, translations, children's books, and several works of nonfiction. Her toys of fame include the Yale Younger Poets Award, the Copernicus Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Shelley Memorial Award. From 1975-1976, she served as president of P.E.N. American Center.

Reviews

"The Orgy is about the author's own psychological transformation as the place colors and shapes her interior life."--The Washington Post

"In this sensual documentary, the reader is swept from observer into participant in a 'whole new world.'"--Adrienne Rich

"A true delight."--Kay Boyle

"The Orgy has enlarged the meaning of 'luminous.'"--The American Scholar

"Beauty and power and imagination."--Joseph Heller

"Brilliant; full of vivid language and people half embarrassed, half excited, swept up in a mixture of Guinness and the sheer glamour of a ritual which has come from wilder, pre-Christian times."--The Observer

"The Orgy is about the author's own psychological transformation as the place colors and shapes her interior life."--The Washington Post

"Haunting. The author may have left a few sore bones behind her in Ireland, where we do not relish having the exact nature and extent of our festivities described in cold print. But she has an honest and inquiring mind. She didn't agree with the Irish woman who thought that, after America, everything in Ireland must look shabby. No, said Muriel Rukeyser, Ireland looks real. This American poet has a quick eye, too, for the things I find I love: the moon over Dublin and the mythic Post Office; the eternal fisherman casting a fly over the River Laune; the fuchsia blossoms that are the 'tears of Kerry."--The New York Times Book Review