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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Bell hooks also makes excellent observations about African-American literature that for some reason and despite international recognition of people like Toni Morrison the publishing world refuses to see as being of literary value.

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When the reviewers say her work is repetitive, hioks is NOT because it has already been published somewhere else! I’d like to know what hooks thinks of Octavia Butler — a black female writer who writes explicitly and gorgeously about gender, race, and class, but does so in genre. They are just jealous of your logorrhoea. I’d like to know what hooks thinks of Octavia Butler — a black female writer who writes explicitly and gorgeously about gender, ra Totally should not have been the first hooks I read.

Yet collections by women who write much less, whose articles may have all been published elsewhere do not get dismissed as mere recycling.

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But I’ve moved twice in the last year, and somewhere this book got shoved into a box that hasn’t been unpacked. Some good stuff here too on the spirituality of w I am a white, cis-gender heterosexual male.

Aug 24, Carolyn rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jan 04, Javier rated it really liked it. She reveals her own story in order to make points about creativity, publishing, criticism—even the intersection of spirituality and politics.


While I am not a black woman writer, I am a woman and hope to one day be a writer. I have read Hook’s “Teaching Community: With words we experience our deepest understandings of what it means to be intimate.

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. Jan 14, Aunnalea added it. Return to Book Page. Everything bell hooks writes is worth reading.

View all 21 comments. Yes, there’s some good ole feminism in it. Books by bell hooks. Joshua Stephens rated it really liked it May 12, Wait, didn’t you say that about 10 pages ago. And there are writers who write because we need to make sense of the world we live in; writing is a way to clarify, to interpret, to reinvent.

Description With grace and insight, celebrated writer bell hooks untangles the complex personae of women writers. With grace and insight, celebrated writer bell hooks untangles the complex personae of women writers. A truly skilled writer would take all those experiences and feelings and translate them into fictional work so that he or she can have a cake and eat it, too. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

remembered rapture: the writer at work

Excellent references to the art of writing She offers interesting insight, won Like with all of hooks’ books, I took my time with it but thought about it constantly. I took pause with several of her passages to let them sink in because many of them spoke SO strongly to me. This passion for words is the heartbeat of this contemplative collection of essays.

I would’ve liked a few more tricks ‘what to do when you’re uninspired, where to go to to find support. No trivia or quizzes yet.


Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. We may want our work to be recognized, but that is not the reason we write. In actuality, it was belll collection of twenty-two essays in which six were reprinted. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.

If you start to dish out dirt in public, recounting real life events, including people’s real names all in the name of your artistic freedom, you have to be raptute that people will get hurt and they might cut you off, regardless of your background. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive?

I love reading books about the craft of writing. Like any good book, the subject matter is secondary to the voice, the way it is told, and the way certain phrases stick with you like a memory. Jan 26, Elizabeth rated it liked it Shelves: Quotes from remembered raptur Her passion for words is the heartbeat of this collection of essays. Wrongly, she suggested that the book was merely a recycling of already published work. It is writing that truly rescues, that enables us to reach the shore, to recover.

There was a problem adding your email address. I suppose I am not very spiritual and have never experienced spirits writing through me or any sort of muse. But it is good to read across the diverse spectrum of genres that exist in the world, even if they are highly academic sub-genres. She has published over thirty books and numerous scholarly and mainstream articles, appeared in several documentary films and participated in various public lectures.