Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

On Lies, Secrets, and Silence: Selected Prose 1966-1978
Adrienne Rich


One of America’s foremost poets and feminist theorists collect here some of her most important early prose writings. On Lies, Secrets, and Silence is an extraordinary sort of travel diary, documenting Adrienne Rich’s journeys to the frontier and into the interior. It traces the development of one individual consciousness, ‘playing over such issues as motherhood, racism, history, poetry, the uses of scholarship, the politics of language.’ Rich has written a headnote for each essay, briefly discussing the circumstances of its writing.

Paperback, 330pp
W W Norton, 1995
ISBN 9780393312850