The Orgy: An Irish Journey of Passion and Transformation

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Paris Press, 1965 - Biography & Autobiography - 141 pages
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Those who have traveled know the experience of extended time and sharpened perception. Muriel Rukeyser’s account of Ireland's Puck Fair, the last existing pagan festival of the goat, captures just that state of consciousness. Set in County Kerry, Ireland,The Orgy evokes this great American poet’s journey of sensual and psychological transformation in the midst of a lush account of Irish culture and tradition.

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What was I thinking buying this one? Very turgid. Made me realize how reading Modernism could feel like reading Old English.

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Disappointing. I only read it because it was set in Ireland but really even on that account it was disappointing. Must be an experiment in literature from the 1970s when it was the in thing to break all the rules including making sense. (And there was no sex in it either.) Read full review

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Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980) is one of our country's most influential yet neglected writers. She published fifteen collections of poetry, plays, translations, children's books, and several works of nonfiction. Her "toys of fame" include the Yale Younger Poets Award, the Copernicus Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Shelley Memorial Award. From 1975-1976, she served as president of P.E.N. American Center.

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