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An Autobiography

by Mary Oppen

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Black Sparrow Press

ISBN: 978-0-87685-375-7
Pages: 213
Size: 5.8" x 8.9"
Published: June 1978
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The wife of the American poet George Oppen tells of their experiences traveling throughout America and of their associations with the Communist Party.

"We were constantly searching--searching in our travels in our pursuit of friends and in our conversation concerning all that we saw and felt about the world. We were searching for a way to avoid the trap that our class backgrounds held for us if we relented in our attempts to escape from them... We had learned at college that poetry was being written in our own time, and that in order for us to write it was not necessary for us to ground ourselves in the academic; the ground we needed was the roads we were traveling." 

Author: Mary Oppen

Mary Oppen, the American poet, was also an activist, photographer, artist, and writer. She was married to Pulitzer Prize-winning poet George Oppen. In her autobiography, Meaning a Life, Mary Oppen makes apparent how completely she and George shared the risks, adventures, and commitments of their itinerant and artistic life.