Recollections of My Life as A Woman

Recollections of My Life as A Woman

The New York Years

Paperback - 2002
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In Recollections of My Life as a Woman , Diane di Prima explores the first three decades of her extraordinary life. Born into a conservative Italian American family, di Prima grew up in Brooklyn but broke away from her roots to follow through on a lifelong commitment to become a poet, first made when she was in high school. Immersing herself in Manhattan's early 1950s Bohemia, di Prima quickly emerged as a renowned poet, an influential editor, and a single mother at a time when this was unheard of. Vividly chronicling the intense, creative cauldron of those years, she recounts her revolutionary relationships and sexuality, and how her experimentation led her to define herself as a woman. What emerges is a fascinating narrative about the courage and triumph of the imagination, and how one woman discovered her role in the world.
Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 2002.
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9780140231588
0140231587
Characteristics: 423 pages ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: My life as a woman

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