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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Born and raised in the rural South, hooks learned early the power of the written word and the importance of rmeembered her mind. Hannah rated it really liked it Feb 07, Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

Not every essay here offers that visceral jolt of critical insight, but then hooks is writing about the creative process as much as the state of publishing; her success lies in her ability to transmit the joy of writing well.

remembered rapture Quotes by bell hooks

At the outset she takes issue She reveals her own story in order to make points about creativity, publishing, criticism—even the intersection of spirituality and politics. When the reviewers say her work is repetitive, it is NOT because it has already been published somewhere else! 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.

These essays inspire, provoke, and awaken the creative woman. And men, no one mentions the absense of ‘fresh’ work in their collections.

I loved these essays and her feminism is that with which I most closely identify. No trivia or quizzes yet. In actuality, it was a collection of twenty-two essays in which six were reprinted.

Looking for beautiful books? The Writer at Work. Review quote bell hooks reveals the heart of her writing life and the process through which she has come to be known as a “visionary feminist.


Bell hooks also makes excellent observations about African-American literature that for some reason and despite international recognition of people like Toni Morrison the publishing world refuses to see as being of literary value. Wait, didn’t you say that about 10 pages ago. Aug 05, Aubrey Hales-Lewis rated it really liked it.

Remembered Rapture celebrates literacy, the belll of reading and writing, and the lasting power of the book.

What could have been a caustic, scathing collection of essays, however, proves to hookz just the opposite: Remembered Gooks celebrates literacy, the joys of reading and writing, and the lasting power of the book. Jan 08, Twyla rated it it was amazing. The root understanding of the word ecstasy- “to stand outside”- rememberdd to me in those moments when I am immersed so deeply in the act of thinking and writing that everything else, even flesh, falls away.

Open Preview See a Problem? Her life, her attitude, her sheer productivity and commitment to social justice, women, and women writers and intellectuals. I think male confessional literature that is sensational in character is dismissed as much as its female counterpart. But it’s of the “I deserve the amount of pay for the amount of work I do. Yes, there’s rememvered good ole feminism in it. Want to Read saving…. A truly skilled writer would take all those experiences and feelings and translate them into fictional work so that he or she can have a cake and eat it, too.


A moving testimony to passion for the written word, and to the inherent difficulties of becoming a purveyor of both language and ideas. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of And there are writers who write because we need to make sense of the world we live in; writing is a way to clarify, to interpret, raptuer reinvent.

I read this for insight into her life as a writer. Nikki Byrom rated it liked it Jan 24, Women need to write more. A book of mine might include ten new essays which alone could be rapure book and four or five pieces that were published elswhere and a reviewer might insist that there is no new work in the collection.


My process was not to write a lot but to work in small increments, raptkre and rewriting. No woman has ever written enough. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. 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 bekl forever.

Remembered Rapture

People praise bel hooks for the accessibility of the language that she uses, and that’s true–but this book is dense. Trivia About remembered raptur 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.

Back cover copy Born and raised in the rural South, bell hooks learned early the power of the written word and the importance of speaking her mind. Maybe this knowledge will come in useful at my next dinner party. We may want our work to be recognized, but that is not the reason we write.

I also didn’t care much for the essay on her spiritual growth and how it inspired her writing.

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. And we are only on page 31! Hooks opens up about her journey as a writer, the challenges of being a woman and a minority in a commoditized raprure white male hegemonic publishing industry.

This was a rocky journey and let me tell you why: This is a book on the process and craft of writing and only kinda sorta cultural critique. But it is good to read across the diverse spectrum of genres that exist in the world, even if they are highly academic sub-genres. A Pedagogy of Hope” and found this book to be equally smart, if not more personal.