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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You don’t need to rearrange them into chronological order. At night, to close off the windows from view of the street, my grandmother pulled down the window shades, never loosening the curtains, a gauze starched too stiff to hang properly down.

My Life by Lyn Hejinian. This is top class.

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He broke the radio silence. Share your thoughts with other customers. Jan 06, Chris Schaeffer rated it really liked it. Were we seeing a pattern or merely an appearance of small white sailboats on the bay, floating at such a distance from the hill that they appeared to be making no progress. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. If what you’re looking for is experimental poetry that grasps beauty, then here it is.


My Life by Lyn Hejinian

Hejinian’s work explores how personal identity may be constructed by and through language. When originally published inMy Life consisted of 37 prose sections, each consisting of 37 sentences; 37 was Hejinian’s age at the time of its writing.

The lines of poetry do not occur in chronological order, but together form a “verbal tapestry” of Lyn Hejinian’s life. They can be looked at whimsically, and without much contrariness on the part of the reader. Pretty is as pretty does. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

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Newer Post Older Post Home. A beautiful and poetic exploration of self, memory, process, and language It also reminds me of some of the passages of prose statements hejnian spammers sometimes use in their email messages to get by server security. Weekly Poetry Newsletter Boston Events: This is how we naturally remember our past, and this is how My Life is written. Read more Read less. You might have noticed the absence of paywalls at Hejinoan Review.

Up there with the absolute best poetry I’ve ever read. Susan SontagGeoffrey Movius.

I believe the point here is that every reader is allowed to pluck which meaning they wish from the text, and create whichever story lines they wish. She lives in Berkeley and teaches at the University of California. There is no solitude. Definitely a book for people who love hjinian theory.


Leave this field blank. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Seven years later, a revised edition appeared, expanding the text to 45 sections of 45 sentences, in accordance with the author’s age yet again. Hejinjan MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

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