Adrienne Rich (1928 - 2012), poet and author, reads excerpts from Susan Griffin's Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her (New York: Harper & Row, 1978), a book she introduces as being "essential reading." She reads first from the book's introduction, which speaks on the subject of challenging the prevailing androcentric world view. In the book, Griffin explains that the feminist revolution removes men from the center of all things, that is masculine values are dislodged. The feminist revolution of the 1970s is compared to the Copernican revolution of the 17th century. She then reads a selection of poems from the book. Venue and date of recording unknown.
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