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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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I read this book right after my first kid was born and I was continually thinking about the possible effect of this event on my life through time. She wanted one where the playground was dirt, with grass, shaded by a tree, from which would hang a rubber tire as a swing, and when she found it she sent me.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. Hejinian has continued to update the book over time, allowing it to grow with her, and has released a further volume entitled My Life in the Nineties Shark, Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.


I’m no college graduate, so I don’t know how useful a review by me would be, but I have read this book twice now and can give a rudimentary review.

She lives in Berkeley and teaches at the University of California. A Political and Literary Forum. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Up there with the absolute best poetry I’ve ever read. Lists with This Book. Generous in its insights, its complicated declarations. Mj to Failure Stacy Szymaszek. Here I refer to irrelevance, that rigidity which never intrudes.

My Life by Lyn Hejinian

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. The structure of this book with 45 poems of 45 sentences, one for each year of Hejinian’s life, makes the reading of the book like a scale miniature 5 minutes to 1 year life. Books by Lyn Hejinian.

It makes you think about your own life and kife the relative duration of life events. I am a ‘first-time caller’ to Hejinian as is said ,y talk-back radio and find her writing fascinating, almost spell-binding. But the constant noise is not an omen of music to come. These creatures are compound and nothing they do should surprise us.

Her writing has nourished me. Paperbackpages. English Choose a language for shopping.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. I can’t believe this predates ‘The Guard. She lives in Berkeley and teaches at the University of California. Poems and Prose Penguin Classics. While we have you Your first car, the bouquet on your wedding day, the beauty of a large snowfall, etc. Academy of American Poets Educator Newsletter.


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One person found this helpful. At the circus only the elephants were greater than anything I could have imagined. First published inand revised in andMy Life is now firmly established in the postmodern canon. For best printing results try turning on any options your web hjinian print dialog makes available for printing backgrounds and background graphics.

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Make a tax-deductible donation today Donate Today! Feb 28, Kim rated it it was amazing. 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 In at age 37 Lyn Hejinian first built this autobiographical structure in 37 sections of 37 sentences, with each section running parallel hejiniqn the lufe year of her life.