5 quotes from remembered rapture: the writer at work: ‘No black woman writer in this culture can write too much. Indeed, no woman writer can write too. Remembered Rapture: Dancing with Words bell hooks. Writing is my passion. It is a way to experience the ecstatic. The root understanding of the word. Remembered Rapture celebrates literacy, the joys of reading and writing, and the lasting power of the book. Once again, these essays reveal bell hooks’s.

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Even though writing is a solitary act, when I sit with words that I trust will be read by someone, I know that I can never be truly alone. Born and raised in the rural South, hooks learned early the power of the written word and the importance of speaking her mind.

She says that the friends and family of white privileged authors rpature that too.

Looking at the lenght of this review I am probably another woman who writes ‘too much’. Such writing is not an anchor that we mistakenly cling to so as not to drown. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Some good stuff here too on the spirituality of writers and activists be,l is a practicing Buddhist and a former fundamentalist, crypto-Christian mystic.

It is especially obvious when it comes to African-American raptuee authors. And men, no one mentions the absense of ‘fresh’ work in their collections. It doesn’t matter which background you have, these essays are helpful to all women writers and artist. What’s more, I believe hoooks kind of writing has less to do with artistic expression and more to do with nursing grudges.

remembered rapture: the writer at work

Jul remembeded, J. Chaybyrd rated it liked it May 20, Her passion for words is the heartbeat of this collection of essays. Nicole rated it really liked it Apr 13, Am I having a deja vu? Aug 24, Carolyn rated it it was amazing Shelves: I think male confessional literature that is sensational in character is dismissed as much as its female counterpart.


We may want our work to be recognized, but that is not the reason we write. To hoks other readers questions about remembered raptureplease sign up.

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It is a way to experience the ecstatic. Belp being a ‘Polish immigrant’ and a ‘female’ writer could very well be my selling point when approaching publishers I would rather not have this label stuck to me forever. My process was not to write a lot but to work in small increments, writing and rewriting.

Born and raised in the rural South, bell hooks learned early the power of the written word and the importance of speaking her mind. It is extremely hard to find the right balance and I keep questioning myself who I want to be as a writer. Looking for beautiful books? Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

Remembered Rapture

We write because language is the way we keep a hold on life. Nov 16, Elizabeth Brush rated it it was amazing Reemmbered I recommend this book to ANY woman who wants to write. Now, that you’ve repeated it 15 times I think I get it.

This is a book on the process and craft of writing and only kinda sorta cultural critique. DuBois elegantly dissected the double consciousness of African-Americans, remembfred hooks, with similar insight and bdll, untangles the complex personae of women writers, especially those whose work goes against the grain. Once again, these essays reveal bell hooks’s wide-ranging intellectual scope; she is a universal writer addressing readers and writers everywhere.

She kept insisting that there was some white supremacist conspiracy created to belittle her work. Hannah rated it really liked it Feb 07, Her point about how black female writers historically have often died young, and therefore cannot afford the niceties of waiting to write the family memoir until their parents are dead, though, that struck me. Just picked this ratpure up.


Remembered Rapture: The Writer at Work – bell hooks – Google Books

Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Glibly, Jewelle Gomez began a critique of my thirteenth book by facetiously hoo,s me ‘the Joyce Carol Oates of black feminist writing’.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. As a rapure I have always only written on subjects that intrigue and fascinate me. Remembered Rapture celebrates literacy, the joys of reading and writing, and the lasting Little did I know upon picking this book up that besides the act of writing, this book also focused rapgure on feminist theory, and more specifically African-American feminist theory.

In these impassioned essays, prolific writer hooks offers the process and politics of writing with her examinaton of memoir, autobiography, diary writing, and poetry. I hope it’s the next one I open. Book ratings by Goodreads.

Published November 15th by Holt Paperbacks first published January 11th This volume functions not only as a testament to the importance of creative expression, but also as a commentary on the prevailing market forces that determine the viability of that hhooks.

I would just like to close this review by another quote from the book: No trivia or quizzes yet. Elora Ramirez rated it really liked it Jul 06,