An Atlas of the Difficult World: Poems 1988-1991

Finalist, National Book Awards 1991 for Poetry

An Atlas of the Difficult World: Poems 1988-1991
ISBN 978-0393030693
W. W. Norton & Co
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Adrienne Rich

Widely read, widely anthologized, widely interviewed, and widely taught, Adrienne Rich (1929–2012) was for decades among the most influential writers of the feminist movement and one of the best-known American public intellectuals. She wrote two dozen volumes of poetry and more than a half-dozen of prose. More about this author >

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Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. In this, her thirteenth book of verse, the author of “The Dream of a Common Language” and “Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law” writes of war, oppression, the future, death, mystery, love and the magic of poetry.