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Very good. Very good condition, light amount of shelfwear, pages clean and bright. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 165 p. Green Integer. Audience: General/trade. Born in 1941 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. Hejinian s work explores how personal identity may be constructed by and through language. Her experimental autobiography My Life, first published in 1980, is the purest example of this poetic project, and established her as one of the foremost members of the Language school of poetry. My Life is composed of titled prose paragraphs, each built of disjunctive sentences that avoid coherence. The text is allusive and often ambiguous. Many of the sentences appear as windows into a life, while others act as brief aphorisms on the making of the book itself. Phrases recur and weave together as motifs throughout, making new meanings through repetition. However, Hejinian keeps overall coherence at arm s length: she acknowledges that when writing any history it is impossible to get close to the original, or to know what really happened. '" **If you have any queries about this book, please do not hesitate to contact us at hello@ravenbooks. ie**
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