Wounds of Passion A Writing Life

bell hooks

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0805057226

9780805057225

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288 Pages

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Wounds of Passion is a memoir about writing, love, and sexuality. With her customary boldness and insight, bell hooks critically reflects on the foundations of her writing life—the triumphs she enjoyed, the suffering she endured, the pleasures she experienced, the setbacks she overcame, and the dangers she faced.

Writing the acclaimed book Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism at the age of nineteen, hooks emerged early as a brilliant social critic and public intellectual. Wounds of Passion describes her subsequent struggle to devote herself to a life of writing. Eloquent and powerful, this book shows how one woman writer works to find her own voice while creating relationships based on feminist thinking.

With ample courage and wisdom, hooks reveals intimate details and provocative ideas, offering an illuminating vision of a writer's life.

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Praise for Wounds of Passion

"I love this book. Each offering from bell hooks is a major event, as she has so much to give us."—Dr. Maya Angelou

"A carefully rendered portrait of difficult love."—Time Out New York

"Wounds of Passion is bell hook's brave memoir of struggling to find her own work, love, and independence."—Gloria Steinem

"Wounds of Passion wraps us in a bountiful blanket of finely textured, artfully woven memories that surround our hearts, warm our souls, and comfort our minds."—Julia A. Boyd, author of In the Company of My Sisters

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bell hooks is the author of several books, including Killing Rage, Bone Black, and Wounds of Passion. She is Distinguished Professor of English at City College in New York and lives in New York City.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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  • bell hooks is the author of several books, including Killing Rage, Bone Black, and Wounds of Passion. She is Distinguished Professor of English at City College in New York and lives in New York City.
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