My Life. Lyn Hejinian. Recognized today as one of the great works of contemporary. American literature, My Life is at once a poetic autobiogra- phy, a personal. My Life has ratings and 62 reviews. Michael said: A work of slow art, as well as one of the few collections of Language poetry that has aged well. Note: This is the sixth section of My Life, “marking” Lyn Hejinian’s sixth year, It appears on pp. of the Sun & Moon edition (). An overview of.
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At just over pages one could call this a short book, and yet the density of Hejinian’s prose defies that characterization.
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Weekly Poetry Newsletter Boston Events: I am a ‘first-time caller’ to Hejinian as is said on talk-back radio and find her writing fascinating, almost spell-binding. Here I refer to irrelevance, that rigidity which never intrudes. The chapter headings usually reappear embedded in the subsequent chapter text, hinting at mathematical structures or arrangements between chapters or even sentences?
Her experimental autobiography ,ife Lifefirst published inis the lfie example of this poetic project, and established her as one of the foremost members of the Language school of poetry. Apr 08, Bunnyhoopla rated it it was amazing Shelves: While we have you No amount is too small. Feb 07, Michael Farrell rated it it was amazing.
Thought provoking, inspiring, and a resource of meditation. Trivia About My Life. Hence, repetitions, free from all ambition.
The better things were gathered in a pen. Mar 15, Steve Morrison rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sorry, Not Sorry Robin D.
Jan 06, Chris Schaeffer rated it really liked it. I sat on the windowsill singing sunny lunny teena, ding-dang-dong. Whether breathing or holding the breath, it was the same thing, driving through the tunnel from one sun to the next under a hot brown hill. Sep 01, Christine rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: My father had filled an old apothecary jar with what he called “sea glass,” bits of old bottles rounded and textured by the sea, so abundant on beaches.
Such a lovely and odd book. A beautiful and poetic exploration of self, memory, process, and language The fear of ‘losing’ ideas objectifies knowledge. Want to Read saving…. She could only give a little shrug.
The things I was saying followed logically the things that I had said before, yet bore no relation to what I was thinking and feeling. My Life represents a breakthrough in several respects.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. So if I can say anything to anyone before they decide to pick up lice poem, do a little research first. Posted by Bernadette at Jan 13, Reader rated it it was amazing Shelves: Surrealist poetry is a new thing for me and I love the poetic images that set me in a new direction, but my thirst for narrative and vicarious exeperience goes unsatisfied and I’m hejinia wanting more. Make a tax-deductible donation today Donate Today!
It’s difficult to make an evaluation lifee this book. But soon, these section phrases start repeating elsewhere, their initial intuitive impressions shifting more toward meaning based on their each successive placement or added phrasing.
Sorry, Not Sorry Boots Riley’s new film roasts racial Feb 28, Kim rated it it was amazing. I love the representations of revisionary memory and the idea of life as a continual work in progress.
Paperbackpages. My Life is composed of titled prose paragraphs, each built of disjunctive sentences that avoid coherence.
Nov 19, Canova rated it it was amazing. It buries itself in veracity. We are committed to staying free for all our readers. Hejinian is a master poet.