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Publication Order of Love Trilogy Books

All About Love: New Visions (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Salvation: Black People and Love (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Communion: The Female Search for Love (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Children's Books

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Yearning: Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Breaking Bread: Insurgent Black Intellectual Life (With: Cornel West) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Looks: Race and Representation (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self-Recovery (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Outlaw Culture: Resisting Representations (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killing Rage: Ending Racism (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Art on My Mind: Visual Politics (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reel to Real: Race, Sex, and Class at the Movies (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wounds of Passion: A Writing Life (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
remembered rapture: the writer at work (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where We Stand: Class Matters (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rock My Soul: Black People and Self-Esteem (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Belonging: A Culture of Place (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Homegrown: Engaged Cultural Criticism (With: Amalia Mesa-Bains) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Soul Sister: Women, Friendship, And Fulfillment (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writing Beyond Race: Living Theory and Practice (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uncut Funk: A Contemplative Dialogue (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

and there we wept (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Angels Speak of Love (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Appalachian Elegy: Poetry and Place (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Last Interview Books

Learning to Live Finally (By: Jacques Derrida) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Roberto Bolaño: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations (By: Roberto Bolaño) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kurt Vonnegut (By: Kurt Vonnegut) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jorge Luis Borges (By: Jorge Borges) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hannah Arendt: The Last Interview and Other Conversations (By: Hannah Arendt) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
James Baldwin: The Last Interview: and other Conversations (By: James Baldwin,Quincy Troupe) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ray Bradbury: The Last Interview (By: Ray Bradbury,Sam Weller) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gabriel García Márquez (By: Gabriel García Márquez) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lou Reed (By: Lou Reed) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ernest Hemingway (By: Ernest Hemingway) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nora Ephron: The Last Interview (By: Nora Ephron) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Philip K. Dick (By: Philip K. Dick) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
J. D. Salinger (By: J.D. Salinger) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Oliver Sacks (By: Oliver Sacks) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jane Jacobs (By: Jane Jacobs) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
David Bowie (By: David Bowie) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Martin Luther King Jr.) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christopher Hitchens (By: Christopher Hitchens) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hunter S. Thompson (By: Hunter S. Thompson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kathy Acker: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Kathy Acker) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Julia Child: The Last Interview and Other Conversations (By: Julia Child) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ursula K. Le Guin: The Last Interview and Other Conversations (By: Ursula K. Le Guin) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Graham Greene: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Graham Greene) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Toni Morrison: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Toni Morrison) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frida Kahlo: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Frida Kahlo) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shirley Chisholm: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Barbara Lee,Shirley Chisholm) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fred Rogers: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Fred Rogers) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Johnny Cash: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Johnny Cash) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
John Lewis: The Last Interview and Other Conversations (By: Melville House) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Janet Malcolm: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations (By: Melville House) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kurt Cobain: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Melville House) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
bell hooks: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Octavia E. Butler: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Melville House) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Writing Women's Lives(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Let Nobody Turn Us Around(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Walk Till the Dogs Get Mean:Meditations on the Forbidden from Contemporary Appalachia(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Coming of Age in a Hardscrabble World(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

About bell hooks

bell hooks was an American feminist author and social-activist whose work was highly influential. Writing under her pen-name, she produced over thirty books and articles, appearing in multiple documentary films and public lectures. Her work examined the interconnectedness of class, race, and gender, and the systems of oppression and domination that resulted from them. Through a postmodern female perspective, she explored these topics in her writing, addressing them in various areas such as education, art, history, sexuality, mass media, and feminism.

Her work was highly transformative, making a powerful impact on readers and inspiring them to take action. She was passionate about social change, and her legacy continues to live on through her books, articles, and films. She was a voice for the voiceless, and her work brought much needed attention to issues of systemic oppression and racism. Her work was often praised for its ability to encourage readers to think critically and confront the realities of social injustice in their day-to-day lives.

She was a highly influential writer whose work continues to have a lasting impact today. Her books, articles, and films were groundbreaking and her passion for social change was evident in all that she did. Through her work, she left behind a powerful legacy that has inspired many and continues to do so.

hooks’ literary career was incredibly varied, appealing to a wide range of audiences. She wrote non-fiction work for adults, making traditionally academic subjects clearly accessible and understandable. She also wrote books for children, illuminating poetry, and theory. She was well-known for her ability to approach complex topics with clarity, which allowed the general public to appreciate and understand her work. Her books often explored difficult topics such as racism and sexism, but she managed to keep her writing approachable and inviting.

She was often praised for her clarity and insight, making her a favorite among readers. Her books often addressed topics such as privilege and oppression, showing readers how they can make a difference in their own lives. She was one of the first to bring these traditionally academic topics to a wider audience, making them accessible and understandable for many.

Her work also extended to other forms of literature, such as poetry and theory. Through her poetry, she explored the complexities of race and gender, bringing them to light in a way that was both powerful and beautiful. She also wrote extensively about theory, offering readers a better understanding of the issues of race, class, and gender. Her work was both engaging and thought-provoking, making it a favorite amongst readers.

Early and Personal Life

Born Gloria Jean Watkins on the 25th of September 1952, bell hooks had an early start to her writing career, growing up in a small, segregated Kentucky town. An avid reader, she was inspired by poets like Langston Hughes, William Wordsworth, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. She was educated in public schools that were racially segregated, before later moving to an integrated one. This experience had a large influence on her later work.

In 1973, bell hooks obtained her BA in English from Stanford University, and in 1976 she earned her MA in English from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. During this time, she wrote her first book ‘Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism.’ In 1983, she completed her doctoral dissertation on author Toni Morrison.

bell hooks has since become an acclaimed author and activist, inspiring people with her work on education practices, gender, race, class, and how to make knowledge accessible. She has inspired generations of readers by writing about her own struggles, and helping others find their own identity.

Writing Career

bell hooks was a renowned writer, educator, and social activist whose work who had a lasting impact on feminist thought. She began her writing career in 1978 with the publication of her first book, ‘And There We Wept,’ under the pen name ‘bell hooks.’ In 1981, her work ‘Ain’t I a Woman? Black Women and Feminism’ was regarded as one of the most influential feminist works in over twenty years.

Throughout her career, hooks has written on a range of topics, including gender, patriarchy, self-help, pedagogy, personal memoirs, sexuality, and the politics of aesthetics and visual culture. She is recognized as a leftist cultural critic and postmodern political intellectual, and her 2002 commencement speech at Southwestern University and 2014 book ‘belonging: a culture of place’ further solidified her legacy.

In 2017, hooks donated her papers to Berea College and founded the bell hooks Institute. In 2018, she was inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame. In 2020, her work on racism, feminism, and capitalism once again gained attention due to the George Floyd protests. Her pioneering work continues to influence people today and is widely recognized as a cornerstone of feminist thought.

Bone Black

bell hooks’ memoir ‘Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood’ was published on October 15, 1997 by Holt Paperbacks. This autobiographical work offers an intimate look into the author’s childhood and formative years, with an emphasis on what it means to be a woman of color in the South of America. Published to critical acclaim and commercial success, the memoir continues to be a popular and influential work today.

In her memoir bell hooks reflects on her childhood growing up in the South. She recounts the roles of women and men in society, as well as the vulnerability of children in her environment. She highlights the joys of marriage for men and the expectations of silence for women. hooks discovers solace in books and finds that writing is her breath of life.

Through her journey of self-discovery, she reveals her creative spirit and her journey to becoming a writer.

Feminism Is for Everybody

On October 1st, 2000, the non-fiction book ‘Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics’ was published by South End Press. This book was created to help spread the message of feminism to the a wider audience, and its goal was to make the feminist movement accessible to everyone. It was an early look into the subject of intersectional feminism, which has since become a widely discussed concept.

Here bell hooks offers a vision of gender, sexuality, and society that is rooted in common sense and encouraging. She encourages readers to demand more from society by pushing for alternatives to patriarchal, racist, and homophobic culture. Through her rigorous critical analysis, hooks engages with challenging topics such as reproductive rights, violence, race, class, and work.

She presents her ideas with an open-hearted and welcoming spirit, providing a vision of a beloved community, appealing to all everyone committed to mutual respect, equality, and justice.

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