The passion of debating ideas with women was an erotic passion for me, and the risking of self with women that was necessary in order to win some truth out of the lies of the past was also erotic.
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Source Notes: "Split at the Root" (1982), in The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present, ed. Phillip Lopate (1997). Rich writes about the process of coming to terms with being what she calls a "Jewish lesbian raised to be a heterosexual gentile."
Adrienne Rich (born May 16, 1929 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American feminist, poet, teacher, and writer.
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