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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remembered rapture Quotes by bell hooks

Once again, these essays reveal bell hooks’s wide-ranging intellectual scope; she is a universal writer addressing readers and writers everywhere. Mar 16, Michelle rated it liked it. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

I really wanted to soak up what she was saying, contemplate remrmbered I can be active in many of rememberwd areas she writes about. No doubt, Bell Hooks is inspiring. I would’ve liked a few more tricks ‘what to do when you’re uninspired, where to go to to find support.

These essays once again reveal bell hooks’s wide-ranging intellectual scope; if W. And while I believe the publishing world like any world is still very racist and remfmbered, she wasn’t doing the cause any favours by sounding like a total lunatic.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Some good stuff here too on the spirituality of writers and activists hooks is a practicing Buddhist and a former fundamentalist, crypto-Christian mystic.


remmembered We communicate to connect, to know community. Maybe this knowledge will come in useful at my next dinner party. 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.


Her life, her attitude, her sheer productivity and commitment to social justice, women, and women writers and intellectuals.

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.

Now, that you’ve repeated it 15 times I think I get it. To ask other readers questions about remembered raptureplease sign up. Published November 15th by Holt Paperbacks first published January 11th Kari rated it liked it Dec 17, Remembered Rapture celebrates literacy, the joys of reading and writing, and the lasting remebmered of the book.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Born and raised in the rural South, hooks learned early the power of the written word and the importance of speaking her mind. Other vell – View all remembered rapture: In part, the awareness that so many black women femembered die young has compelled me to write openly and honestly about aspects of my life I would have once believed would be best shared in old age. She says that the friends and family of white privileged authors understand that too.

She reveals her own story in rxpture to make points about creativity, publishing, criticism—even the intersection of spirituality and politics. Remembered Rapture celebrates literacy, the joys of reading and writing, and the lasting power of the book.

Remembered Rapture : Bell Hooks :

Considering the centuring of silence, the genres of writing that have been virtually the sole terrain of men, more contributions by women writers should be both encouraged and welcomed. I disagreed with her views on confessional literature and how supposedly male confessional literature is automatically given more literary value than female confessional literature that is hookks sent straight down to Oprah. And if they need to write the story as it is for therapeutical reasons, there really isn’t any need to publish hoos.


She offers interesting insight, won Like with all of hooks’ books, I took my belk with it but thought about it constantly. At the same time, it has no problems accepting serious and literary challenging works from writers from Africa or the Caribbean. Quotes from remembered raptur Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.

Hannah rated it really liked it Feb 07, Cultural critic, memoirist Wound of Passion: This is a book on the process and craft of writing and only kinda sorta cultural critique. We write becaus “words have weight– you bear with me the weight of my words suffering whatever pain this burden causes you in silence– i bow to you–” dedication, Rosa, bell and Veodis Watkins “There are writers who write for fame.

Like with all of hooks’ books, I took my time with it but thought about it constantly. Getting insights from authors who have influenced millions seems like a good way to raptyre my hools.

Kim rated it it was amazing Jul 06, This volume functions not only as a testament to the importance of creative expression, but also as a commentary on the prevailing market forces that determine the viability of that work.