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  • Author:
    Meridel Le Sueur
  • ISBN:
    0912670991
  • ISBN13:
    978-0912670997
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    Feminist Press; 1st edition (1982)
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    291 pages
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Better Red: the writing and resistance of Tillie Olsen and Meridel Le Sueur (Illini Books e. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Meridel Le Sueur (middle) with writers Audre Lorde (left) and Adrienne Rich (right) at a writing workshop in Austin, Texas, 1980. 1992 "Women and spirituality (VHS tape)". Better Red: the writing and resistance of Tillie Olsen and Meridel Le Sueur (Illini Books e.

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Select Format: Hardcover. This first and only comprehensive collection of the literary achievement of Meridel Le Sueur includes her best and most representative fiction, reportage, and autobiography from every decade since the 1920s.

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Meridel Le Sueur was born into a socialist family in 1900 and lived until 1996, spending most of her life in the Middle West. Her stunning and eloquent works include short stories, novels, popular histories, books for children, poetry, and memoir

Meridel Le Sueur was born into a socialist family in 1900 and lived until 1996, spending most of her life in the Middle West. Her stunning and eloquent works include short stories, novels, popular histories, books for children, poetry, and memoir. Blacklisted during the McCarthy era in the 1950s, Le Sueur regained prominence during the rise of the feminist movement in the 1970s.

Ripening: selected work, 1927-1980. Le Sueur, Meridel; Hedges E. Call Number.

Introduction" to Meridel Le Sueur, Ripening: Selected Work, 1927–1980 . Books: The Culture and Commerce of Publishing. Art for Politics Sake". Working Papers (Spring 1974): 84 89. Kaplan Amy.

Introduction" to Meridel Le Sueur, Ripening: Selected Work, 1927–1980, pp. 1-28. Feminist Press, 1982. New York: Basic Books, 1982. The Social Construction of American Realism.

Long identified with proletarian writing of the 1920s and '30s, Le Sueur came into new prominence recently at the .

Long identified with proletarian writing of the 1920s and '30s, Le Sueur came into new prominence recently at the American Writers' Congress. This timely selection of her work leads off with two stories of late-'20s vintage, the only really high-quality fiction here-""Annunciata"" (a woman pregnant during times of almost scoured poverty) and ""Wind"" (a similar story of female loneliness and fortitude); it concludes with poems written by Le Sueur in her eighties and a section from a recent, fairly turgid (unpublished) novel, Memorial.

Publisher : The Feminist Press at CUNY. Publication Date : Jan 1 1993. Acirc; Acirc; Acirc; This first and only comprehensive collection of the literary achievement of Meridel Le Sueur-artist, journalist, political activist, and feminist-includes her best and most representative fiction, reportage, and autobiography from every decade since the twenties.

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Goodman
I am awed by the lyrical power of Meridel Le Sueur’s writing. In a mysterious combination of deep sympathy for human suffering, a keen understanding of her times, and a dogged dedication to truth, she gave voice to the voiceless women of several generations. She expressed their suffering, anger, courage, sense of community, and tenderness with unfailing strength of both language and spirit.

This anthology, which shares a generous sampling of her work (fiction, poetry, essays, and journalism) from the 1920’s to the late 1970’s, shows a great artist using her literary gifts not merely for the narrow reward of publication or recognition, but to inspire social reform and feminist and ecological activism. Her reportage on strikes, protests and marches is not really journalism but impassioned witness, from an insider viewpoint, of what it means to struggle for basic human rights, food, fair wages, safe working conditions, and political freedom. She reveals aspects of American history that are not examined deeply in an average American education. More importantly, she reveals aspects of feminine nature that are rarely examined at all.

Four of the short stories included here (Persephone, Spring Story, Wind, and Annunciation) are outstanding. Though they were written in the 20’s and 30’s they hold timeless insights into the feminine psyche and the natural landscape that supports and sustains that psyche. The Earth—by turns beautiful and abundant, exploited and barren, but always vitally connected to our brief human cycles in its eternal cycles—is as much a character in her stories as her protagonists. Le Sueur has a unique way of expressing both the unassuming beauty and the vast power of the landscape; through a sort of magical incantation—repetition of certain words coupled with simplicity of diction and reference to archetypal imagery—she seamlessly weaves the natural world into the consciousness of her characters. The land rises up through their feet, invigorates and intoxicates, (and often destroys their bodies by relentless toil) and possesses their minds. It is the source of their relatedness, their hopes and their troubles, their strength and their ruin.

Her writing does not always burn at the same fevered pitch as the above mentioned stories but it is always, at the least, life-affirming, politically galvanizing, and emotionally moving. I don’t understand how an American writer of this caliber remains so unknown. I came across this book quite by accident and read it in a state of astonishment. I was discouraged to see that there are no reviews of it here on Amazon. I can only hope that is because Le Sueur’s fierce brilliance has left her readers speechless.
Little Devil
I'm having a hard time putting this book down. The historical, regional content is especially interesting to me. Love her prose. This feels like a missing link. I plan on exploring more of her writing.