The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House

The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's HouseFrom The Self Described Black, Lesbian, Mother, Warrior, Poet , These Soaring, Urgent Essays On The Power Of Women, Poetry And Anger Are Filled With Darkness And LightPenguin Modern Fifty New Books Celebrating The Pioneering Spirit Of The Iconic Penguin Modern Classics Series, With Each One Offering A Concentrated Hit Of Its Contemporary, International Flavour Here Are Authors Ranging From Kathy Acker To James Baldwin, Truman Capote To Stanislaw Lem And George Orwell To Shirley Jackson Essays Radical And Inspiring Poems Moving And Disturbing Stories Surreal And Fabulous Taking Us From The Deep South To Modern Japan, New York S Underground Scene To The Farthest Reaches Of Outer Space

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[BOOKS] ✸ The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House Author Audre Lorde –
  • Paperback
  • 64 pages
  • The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House
  • Audre Lorde
  • English
  • 02 January 2019
  • 9780241339725

10 thoughts on “The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House

  1. says:

    This slim volume is comprised of a series of essays Lorde wrote concerning topics such as poetry, feminism, and the erotic These essays offered an often scathing insight into historical society and afforded Lorde s passion on each subject to become easily evident The self described black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet portrayed a bleak outlook on life and it was shocking to me how much of her writing was still relevant, today.Whilst passionate and whilst certainly important, I found myself becoming disenchanted with the penmanship, of these essays The first, concerning poetry, I wrote multiple notes on and really spoke to my soul The second, concerning eroticism, not so much Perhaps this a merely a case of personal interest but I found it harder to grasp the central idea each small essay was concerned with, as this anthology progressed The metaphors bogged down each concept and, whilst still certainly containing important and powerful works I am glad to have read, I have found other feminist essays that have personally triggered my emotions profoundly.I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Thank you to the author, Audre Lorde, and the publisher, Penguin, for this opportunity.

  2. says:

    I can t recommend Audre Lorde strongly enough So glad she has been included in this collection because she should be much well known than she is

  3. says:

    You can tell from the title this is going to be a good one It s made up of different essays though, so let me talk about them individually.Poetry is Not A Luxury I d read this one before I would clarify that it isn t the beginning and end all of all poetry, but it does describe one of the ways in which I perceive poetry I could totally relate and agree with her It really moved me to read about why poetry isn t a luxury for some people, and what it could mean to them.Use of Erotic A well written embrace of female beauty and self I ve never read such a clear cut distinction between the definitions of erotic and pornographic before.The Master s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master s House This one was about why we need difference feminism and not equality feminism It also discussed how there can t be racism and homophobia in feminism as it then doesn t include all women It really begged the question of why some people believe in fighting certain types of oppression and then oppress others I loved when she talked about how the tools used to given to us by those oppressing help us overcome the issue It is only serving their superiority complex We must use our own tools to overcome oppression And I agreed so much.Uses of Anger Can I get an amen to this whole essay It was about women responding to racism, and how racism is not an issue black people need to solve It s not their problem It s a problem to those who enact and enable it to happen It really was about how anger can be channelled and used for good as well, which made me think of Children of Blood and Bone.This review was originally posted on Olivia s Catastrophe

  4. says:

    I adore Audre Lorde, and this small collection reminds me why Although this initially took me a little bit longer to get into, since I have not read theory in well over a year, parts of this came back to me whilst dense at times and loaded with some heavy, theoretical ideas, Lorde s writing drew me in and I found myself nodding along to so much in this So much of what Lorde writes remains true to this day and her judgement and criticisms are as sharp and insightful now as they were when they were first enunciated I particularly love her insight into what it is like as a WOC, a lesbian and a mother and the way that she touches upon and begins to articulate the idea of intersectionality I could never hope to match Lorde s eloquence when it comes to feminism but I love falling into Lorde s work and finding the words to justify its existence and why it is necessary.

  5. says:

    I agreed to take part in a New York University Institute for the Humanities conference a year ago, with the understanding that I would be commenting upon papers dealing with the role of difference within the lives of American women difference of race, sexuality, class, and age The absence of these considerations weakens any feminist discussion of the personal and the political.Read the full text here

  6. says:

    This collection of soaring, urgent essays on the power of women, poetry and anger was my first taste of Audre Lorde s writing The majority of the essays collected here were first given as conference papers between 1978 and 1982 The Master s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master s House includes the titular work, as well as Poetry is Not a Luxury , Uses of the Erotic , Uses of Anger Women Responding to Racism , and Learning From the 1960s Throughout, Lorde writes with confidence and intelligence The 23rd Penguin Modern is an accessible book, which explores feminism and the issues which it poses for minority women, and those whose identify as anything other than heterosexual Lorde weaves in elements of black history and lesbianism Each of these essays is thought provoking, and I would definitely like to read of her work in the near future.

  7. says:

    3.5 stars Finally read some Audre Lorde Not sure if this is the best way to be introduced to her works, though The Master s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master s House and Uses of Anger Women Responding to Racism were especially remarkable and a timely read.

  8. says:

    Some short essays were better than others and interested me , which explains the 4 stars There were some very interesting ideas in here, especially on intersectionality I definitely want to try and read by Audre Lorde, even though I was already struggling with some of these essays.

  9. says:

    Interesting short collection of essays that makes a very good introduction to the style and ideas of Lorde I will be searching of hers.

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