Rusted Legacy Summary
Adrienne Rich

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Rusted Legacy Summary

Adrienne Rich published "Rusted Legacy" in the literary journal Sulfur in 1997. The poem appeared two years later in her poetry collection Midnight Salvage, in which the poet declared she tried, at the end of the century, "to face the terrible with hope, in language as complex as necessary. . . . to write . . . for readers . . . finding their own salvaged beauty as I have found mine." The poems meditate on political ideas and events from the twentieth century...

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