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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Newer Post Older Post Home. Lyn Hejinian is among the most prominent of contemporary American poets.

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

Imperfect Remembrance Marta Figlerowicz. Dec 25, Renee rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s a genuine work of art. View all 10 comments. I guarantee, no matter how bright you are, you’ll get lost reading this book. One person found this helpful.

I honestly spent hours highlighting and breaking this poem apart. About Store Membership Print Archive. Read more Read less. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.


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However, I must say that this is a book that will stay with me forever. This is how we naturally remember our past, and this is how My Life is written. There are as many chapters as there were years in her life when she wrote the book, and there are as many sentences in each chapter as there are chapters.

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It also means that we count on you, our readers, for support. Apr 10, Christopher rated it it was amazing Shelves: Still, you had to ljfe where they had gone, since you could speak of reappearance. Apr 02, Bryan Parys rated it really liked it. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. A work of slow art, as well as one of the few collections of Language poetry that has aged well, My Life in its original form consists of 37 sections, 37 sentences each, that condense the first 37 years hejinain the life of avant-garde poet Lyn Hejinian into verse.

Mar 09, Zech Soakai rated it liked it. At the circus only the elephants were greater than anything I could have imagined. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. In lieu of chapters, Hejinian begins each brief section with a phrase like “a pause, a rose, something on paper”and the section that follows doesn’t trace much of a narrative connection to that heading.


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. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Many of the hejonian appear as windows into a life, while others act as brief aphorisms on the making of the heejinian itself. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Hopefully she releases a third edition of the poem. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

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