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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Quotes from My Life.

Sep 20, Christopher rated it it was amazing Shelves: Topics poetry criticism microreview poetry criticism. A beautiful autobiographical prose-poem, and, like any life, a continuous work in progress and revision.

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. View all 10 comments. Geoffrey Movius in conversation with Susan Sontag. Her poem My Life has garnered accolades and fans inside and outside academia. Merve EmreDeborah Chasman. It’s as if each sentence contains a story, many of which will remain mysteries due to their opacity.

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Project MUSE – My Life and My Life in the Nineties

View all 4 comments. I somehow found one of the original printed books, not knowing that she edited and republished it 7 yrs later then again with the supplemental work “My Life in the 90s” in the You might have noticed the absence of paywalls at Boston Review.

Always loved the ‘sea glass’ of this passage – there’s poetry simply in these two words. Sometimes they even speak to the nature of the work itself. There is no solitude. Hopefully she releases a third edition of the poem.

He was taking heiinian drink of water and the light was growing dim. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. So not only are there 8 new chapters, but there are also 8 new sentences added within each of the original lyj chapters.

Many people, in my experience, will come up against this book because you don’t merely read it–you come up against it and say that they find it impenetrable or heavy-handed. Now we are going one step further to become completely ad-free. These creatures are compound and nothing they do should surprise us. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Jan 06, Chris Schaeffer rated it really liked it.

Sep 30, Mike Lindgren rated it liked it Shelves: Many of the sentences appear as windows into a life, while others act as brief aphorisms on hfjinian making of the book itself. Perhaps the way to approach it, at least right now, is through a simple list of pros and cons: A Political and Literary Forum. Dec 25, Renee rated it it was amazing Shelves: Still, you had to wonder where they had gone, since you could speak of reappearance.


Her experimental autobiography My Lifefirst published inis the purest example of this poetic project, and established her as one of the foremost members of the Language school of poetry.

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

My Life and My Life in the Nineties. Return to Book Page. If reality is trying to express itself in words it is certainly taking the long way around. As for we who “love to be astonished,” this book does not merely suffice, it defines. My mother had climbed into the garbage can in order to stamp down the accumulated trash, but the can was knocked off balance, and when she fell she broke her arm.

All that is nearly incommunicable to my friends.