Muriel Rukeyser

Muriel Rukeyser (rōō´kīsər), 1913–80, American poet, b. New York City. Her poetry expresses the beauty and passion in the confrontation between the individual and her constantly changing world. Theory of Flight, her first volume of poems, appeared in 1935. Other works include U.S. 1 (1938), The Green Wave (1948), Body of Waking (1958), Waterlily Fire (1962), Speed of Darkness (1968), and The Collected Poems of Muriel Rukeyser (1978). Her writings also include children's books, essays, and biographies of the scientist Willard Gibbs (1942) and the astronomer Thomas Harlot (1971).

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Muriel Rukeyser's the Book of the Dead
Tim Dayton.
University of Missouri Press, 2003
U. S. 1
Muriel Rukeyser.
Covici Friede Publishers, 1938
Librarian’s tip: Includes "The Book of the Dead"
A Ma(t)ter of Fact and Vision: The Objectivity Question and Muriel Rukeyser's "The Book of the Dead"
Wechsler, Shoshana.
Twentieth Century Literature, Vol. 45, No. 2, January 1999
Ecology, Egyptology, and Dialectics in Muriel Rukeyser's "The Book of the Dead"
Scigaj, Leonard M.
Mosaic (Winnipeg), Vol. 38, No. 3, September 2005
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Selected Poems
Muriel Rukeyser.
New Directions, 1951
Muriel Rukeyser and Documentary: The Poetics of Connection
Catherine Gander.
Edinburgh University Press, 2013
Making Something Happen: American Political Poetry between the World Wars
Michael Thurston.
University of North Carolina Press, 2001
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 4 "Extending the Document: Muriel Rukeyser"
Exiles from a Future Time: The Forging of the Mid-Twentieth-Century Literary Left
Alan M. Wald.
University of North Carolina Press, 2012
Librarian’s tip: Muriel Rukeyser is discussed in "The Antinomies of a Proletarian Avant-garde," which begins on p. 299
The Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literature
Hana Wirth-Nesher; Michael P. Kramer.
Cambridge University Press, 2003
Librarian’s tip: "The Middle Generation: Muriel Rukeyser and Karl Shapiro" begins on p. 156
A Profile of Twentieth-Century American Poetry
Jack Myers; David Wojahn.
Southern Illinois University Press, 1991
Space in America: Theory, History, Culture
Klaus Benesch; Kerstin Schmidt.
Rodopi, 2005
Librarian’s tip: "Water and 'The Land's Disease': Poetics and Politics of Muriel Rukeyser's 'The Book of the Dead'" begins on p.193
A Library of Literary Criticism: Modern American Literature
Dorothy Nyren; Dorothy Nyren.
Frederick Ungar, 1960 (3rd edition)
Librarian’s tip: "Rukeyser, Muriel (1913- )" begins on p. 410
A Turning Wind
Muriel Rukeyser.
The Viking Press, 1939
Waterlily Fire, Poems, 1935-1962
Muriel Rukeyser.
Macmillan, 1962
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