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Love Poems by Women

Love Poems by Women

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Written by Wendy MulfordAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Wendy Mulford

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • On Sale: January 16, 1991
  • Price: $19.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-449-90538-8 (0-449-90538-1)
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Love Poems by Women is a first of its kind, revealing the female poet's varied use of genre that has historically belonged to men. These writers express love not only for their male and female loves, but for parents, children, and friends, for art, God, nature, and homeland. Here are poems in a striking array of moods and modes. Ancient Greek lyrics, 12th-century Japanese court poetry, medieval Celt fabliaux, English mystical, bawdy and dramatic verse, Country-and-Western song lyrics--all are presented in this encyclopedic anthology.

Contributors include:
Anna Akhmatova
Emily Dickinson
Aphra Behn
Bessie Smith
Ono no Komachi
Maya Angelou
Emily Bronte
Ho Xuan Huong
Alice Walker
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
and many others.