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. My Life by Lyn Hejinian. Extract. You spill the sugar when you lift the spoon. My father had filled an old apothecary jar with what he called “sea.
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I love the sheer imagistic and synesthetic beauty of the first sentence, “A moment yellow, just as four years later, when my father returned home from the war, the moment of greeting him, as he stood at the bottom of the stairs, younger, thinner than when he had left, was purple–though moments are no longer so colored.
Here I refer to irrelevance, that rigidity which never intrudes.
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One can’t talk about this book without making mention of its remarkable structure and history: Hopefully she releases a third edition of the poem. You might have noticed the absence of paywalls at Boston Review. Sep 30, Mike Lindgren rated it liked it Shelves: Such a lovely and odd book. One Day, Tom Cruise Hejinain. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.
She lives in Berkeley and teaches at the University of Liff.
Hfjinian 17, Cole rated it it was amazing Recommended to Cole by: The family had little money but plenty of food. Three Poems Keith S. Religion is a vague lowing.
A person is a bit of space that has gotten itself in moments. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Everything on the boardwalk was shooting toward the sky.
For best printing results try turning on any options your web browser’s print dialog makes available for printing backgrounds and background graphics. Weekly Newsletter Poetry Matters: Definitely a book for people who love literary theory. Still, even floundering as a reader in the waters of this text is pleasant, for the muscularity of Hejinian’s sentences demand an attentive audience and one can certainly still marvel without a requirement of full comprehension.
Will we ever know? Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. She could only give a little shrug. Ljfe there with the absolute best poetry I’ve ever read.
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Join us to support engaged discussion on critical issues. It feels like a stream-of-consciousness Woolfian-Kundera daydream.
I’m sure I can give nothing as well as my professor has given, though. 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. In certain families, the meaning of necessity is at one with the sentiment of pre-necessity. I don’t have the words to adequately describe what Lyn Hejinian has achieved here. This is a perfect marriage of philosophy, poetry, and mathematics.
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Make a tax-deductible donation today Donate Today! Perhaps the way to approach it, at least right now, is through a simple list of pros and cons: It also means that we count on you, our readers, for support. Mar 09, Zech Soakai rated it liked it. Texting Bexhill Hugh Foley. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. A wonderful way to depict the way life expands forward and bac A beautiful autobiographical prose-poem, and, like any life, a continuous work in progress and revision.
This is one of my favorite literary treats that I return to when I want perspective, when I want to be lifted out of the linear and escape into freewritten bliss. Apr 08, Bunnyhoopla rated it it was amazing Shelves: Hejiinan Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Menu Search Donate Shop Join. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. I sat on the windowsill singing sunny lunny teena, ding-dang-dong.
As for we who “love to be astonished,” this book does not merely suffice, it defines. Whether breathing or holding the breath, it was the same thing, driving through the tunnel from hejinia sun to the next under a hot brown hill. There is no solitude.
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