As in other texts, Rich's concerns here are significantly though not exclusively feminist. The first poem in the book, Orion, addresses the well-known hunter constellation as my fierce half-brother: he burns for all...
In Make Believe: A True StoryDA
again traced the course of an extraordinary literary and erotic relationship: this time with Hakim Jamal
(born Alan Donaldson
), a follower of Malcolm X
, another writer...
This book seems to be another example of DA
's habit of writing to get rid of painful burdens from the past. She wrote it sixteen years before it was published.
Athill, Diana. Life Class: The Selected Memoirs of Diana Athill. Granta, 2009.