With grace and insight, celebrated writer bell hooks untangles the complex personae of women writers. Born and raised in the rural South, hooks learned early the power of the written word and the importance of speaking her mind. Her passion for words is the heartbeat of this collection of essays. 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 wide-ranging intellectual scope; she is a universal writer addressing readers and writers everywhere.
Praise for remembered rapture
“bell hooks reveals the heart of her writing life and the process through which she has come to be known as a 'visionary feminist.'” —Essence
“Each offering from bell hooks is a major event, as she has so much to give us.” —Maya Angelou
“hooks infuses the best of these essays with a personal tone that sheds warm light on this particular writer's life.” —Publishers Weekly-