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Wounds of Passion: A Writing Life
by bell hooks

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    Format: Paperback
    Classification: Nonfiction
    Page Count: 288
    ISBN13: 9780805057225
    Imprint: Holt Paperbacks
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Parent Company: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck

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    San Francisco Chronicle best-seller.Wounds of Passion is a memoir about writing, love, and sexuality. With her customary boldness and insight, Bell Hooks critically reflects on the impact of birth control and the women’s movement on our lives. Resisting the notion that love and writing don’t mix, she begins a fifteen-year relationship with a gifted poet and scholar, who inspires and encourages her. Writing the acclaimed book Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism at the age of nineteen, she begins to emerge as a brilliant social critic and public intellectual. Wounds of Passion describes a woman’s struggle to devote herself to writing, sharing the difficulties, the triumphs, the pleasures, and the dangers. Eloquent and powerful, this book lets us see the ways one woman writer works to find her own voice while creating a love relationship based on feminist thinking. With courage and wisdom she reveals intimate details and provocative ideas, offering an illuminating vision of a writer’s life.

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