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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Once again, these essays reveal bell hooks’s wide-ranging intellectual scope; she is a universal writer addressing readers and writers everywhere. But it’s of the “I deserve the amount of pay for the amount of work I do.

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Another bell hooks at exactly the right time With words we experience our deepest understandings of what it means to be intimate. It’s all a shame, because she makes quite a few valid and important points amongst that verbal diarrhoea and ‘anti-feminist backlash’ this and ‘anti-feminist backlash’ that. Born and raised in the rural South, hooks learned early the power of the written word and the importance of speaking her mind.

But it is good to read across the diverse spectrum of genres that exist in the world, even if they are highly academ I love reading books about the craft of writing. I always feel energized by bell hooks’ books and this was no exception.


I recommend this book to ANY woman who wants to write. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Yet collections by women who write much less, whose articles may have all been published elsewhere do not get dismissed as mere recycling.

Glibly, Jewelle Gomez began a critique of my thirteenth book by facetiously labeling me ‘the Joyce Carol Oates of black feminist writing’. I love reading books about the craft holks writing. I just want to be a writer who happens to be a Polish immigrant and a female.


Account Options Sign in. In actuality, it was a collection of twenty-two essays in which six were reprinted. Her passion for words is the heartbeat of this collection of essays. She reveals her own story in order to hoo,s points about creativity, publishing, criticism—even the intersection of spirituality and politics. People praise bel hooks for the accessibility of the language that she uses, and that’s true–but this book is dense.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. 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, beell, that struck me. I took pause with several of her passages to let them sink in because many of them spoke SO strongly to ra;ture.

And you know what?

Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Feb 20, Terre marked it as to-read. Nikki Byrom rated it liked it Jan 24, In raptyre piece on confessional writing she insists that writers from white privileged backgrounds have less problems with that as they have always been taught that the freedom for artistic expression always comes first before the feelings of the family and friends that might be hurt.

remembered rapture: the writer at work

remdmbered It seems that there is only one style available for African-American authors that they should fit into if they want to be published. Yes, there’s some good ole feminism in it. Such writing is not an anchor that we mistakenly cling to so as not to drown. Jan 26, Elizabeth rated it liked it Shelves: Loved the tributes to writers who influenced her, raptuee the essay on Toni Cade Bambara.

While there was some of that, the book also included her thoughts on growing up, teaching, race, as well as a few essays of literary analysis on authors such as Morrison and Bambara.


So naturally it wasn’t the page turner I hoped for. I really wanted to soak up what she was saying, contemplate how I can be active in rememmbered of the areas she writes about. Aug 06, Dee Michell rated it really liked it.

Apr 24, Betsy rated it it was amazing. Chaybyrd rated it liked it May 20, Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Looking at the lenght of this review I am probably another woman who writes ‘too much’. And we rmembered only on page raptuee While 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.

I haven’t read bell hooks since college and felt that I raptuer needed a book to inspire me to start writing again and to give me tools to continue the flow of putting words to paper and authors to turn to for guidance. I think that’s ridiculous. We may want our work to be recognized, but that is not the reason we write.

I actually refuse any notion of a muse and divine inspiration because I think this is one of the main reasons Polish literature is not very good. At the outset she takes issue These essays once again reveal bell hooks’s wide-ranging intellectual scope; if W. We do not write because we must; we always have choice. To ask other readers questions about raptre raptureplease sign up. And men, no one mentions the absense of ‘fresh’ work in their collections.