City Gate, Open Up is the lyrical autobiography of China's a memoir legendary poet Bei Dao. Exiled from Beijing in the wake of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, Bei Dao returned to his homeland in 2001 for the first time in over twenty years. The city of his youth had vanished: 'I was a foreigner in my hometown,' he writes. The shock of this experience released a flood of memories and emotions contained in City Gate, Open Up.The poet recalls the Beijing of his youth, from the birth of the People's Republic, through the ...

City Gate, Open Up 2017, New Directions Publishing Corporation

ISBN-13: 9780811226431

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City Gate, Open Up 2017, Carcanet Press Ltd, Manchester

ISBN-13: 9781784104627

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