She Walks in Beauty

She Walks in Beauty

A Woman's Journey Through Poems

eBook - 2011
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Overview: In She Walks in Beauty, Caroline Kennedy has once again marshaled the gifts of our greatest poets to pay a very personal tribute to the human experience, this time to the complex and fascinating subject of womanhood. Inspired by her own reflections on more than fifty years of life as a young girl, a woman, a wife, and a mother, She Walks in Beauty draws on poetry's eloquent wisdom to ponder the many joys and challenges of being a woman. Kennedy has divided the collection into sections that signify to her the most notable milestones, passages, and universal experiences in a woman's life, and she begins each of these sections with an introduction in which she explores and celebrates the most important elements of life's journey. The collection includes works by Elizabeth Bishop, Sharon Olds, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Mary Oliver, Pablo Neruda, W. H. Auden, Adrienne Rich, Sandra Cisneros, Anne Sexton, W. S. Merwin, Dorothy Parker, Queen Elizabeth I, Lucille Clifton, Naomi Shahib Nye, and W. B. Yeats. Whether it's falling in love, breaking up, friendship, marriage, motherhood, or growing old, She Walks in Beauty is a priceless resource for anyone, male or female, who wants a deeper understanding and appreciation of what it means to be a woman.
Publisher: New York : Voice, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781401325954
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 332 p.) :,ill
Additional Contributors: Kennedy, Caroline 1957-


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Sep 05, 2013

A beautiful book of poetry for women to refer to....

readingmomma Mar 02, 2012

I am not much of a poetry person, but I really enjoyed this collection. I felt it achieved the authors intent, which was to explore various aspects of a woman's life through poetry. The Authors taste is excellent, and I found several pieces in each section very moving.

PrimaGigi Feb 17, 2012

I thought it was poetry she herself had written through-out her life.

debwalker Mar 19, 2011

Poems that explore the stages of women's lives. Edited by the last survivor of American's golden royal family of the early 1960s.

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