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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Microreview: Lyn Hejinian, My Life and My Life in the Nineties

Sep 23, Karen rated it it was amazing. A blue room is always dark.

It was not specific to any year, but very early. Amidst the presumed memory fragments and repeated anchor phrases, pithy statements rise from the text: Hejinian’s work explores how personal identity may be constructed by and through language. Imperfect Remembrance Marta Figlerowicz. Aug 29, A.


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Jun 30, Heather rated it it was amazing Shelves: It questions the nature of ny and challenges the idea of memoir, reevaluating what it means to call a piece of writing a “life. For those who crave linear narrative, you can definitely find it here if you want it. Up there with the absolute best poetry I’ve ever read.

Somewhere, in the background, rooms share a patern of small roses. Topics poetry criticism microreview poetry criticism.

Paperbackpages. Interpreting such combinations of events, and the sort of mysticism on which such interpretations are based, is what gives coincidence its bad name.

For instance, “A lief, a rose, something on paper implicit in the fragmentary text. Velocity and throat verisimilitude. I am a ‘first-time caller’ to Hejinian as is said on talk-back radio and find her writing fascinating, almost spell-binding. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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Born in in Oakland, California, where Gertrude Stein had grown up fifty years earlier, Lyn Hejinian is a poet, essaysist, translator, and publisher who currently lives and teaches in Berkeley, California. There is no solitude. I can keep reading it over and over, each time with a different reading. Hejiinan one passes in the Plymouth. About Store Membership Print Archive.


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A truly unique autobiography in which each sentence stands as its own poem without detracting from the book as a whole. For me, it is exciting and intriguing and the perfect overlapping of prose poem and autobiography. Rewriting Poland Marta Figlerowicz.

I had to read this book for a poetry class; at first it struck me as nonsensical and too unique for its own good. Why would anyone find astrology interesting when it is possible to learn about astronomy. If you’re tacky enough to have had a happy childhood, leave it out of your books. I honestly spent hours highlighting lice breaking this poem apart.