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Hejinian, Lyn

Overview
Works: 225 works in 417 publications in 3 languages and 12,403 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Poetry  Portraits  History  Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Printer, Translator, Correspondent
Classifications: PS3558.E4735, 811.54
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The best American poetry, 2004( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of a great variety of American poetry published in 2004
A border comedy by Lyn Hejinian( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cell by Lyn Hejinian( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Cell' of this work connotes several things, some contradictory: biological life, imprisonment, closure, and circulation. But it is just the relationships and opostions of these that Hejinian serches out in poetry that, like her previous work, displays a magical blend of logic and contradition, of narrative impetus stopped in its tracks by aphoristic wit. --Sun & Moon Press
Writing is an aid to memory by Lyn Hejinian( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I am always conscious of the disquieting runs of life slipping by," writes Lyn Hejinian in the Preface to this major early work of poetry. "Necessity is the limit with forgetfulness, but it remains undefined. Memory is the girth, or again." In this incredible work, Hejinian takes the idea of memory as something repeated, or "a gain," something that contributes and advances presentness. First published by The Figures in 1978, this work has long been unavailable and has been highly sought by the numerous readers and students of Hejinian's work. Her works My Life, The Cell, and The Cold of Poetry are taught in universities internationally, and have created a large audience for her writing. Writing Is an Aid to Memory will make available, once again, an important part of her oeuvre
The book of a thousand eyes by Lyn Hejinian( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My life by Lyn Hejinian( Book )

25 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recognized today as one of the great works of contemporary American literature, My Life is at once poetic autobiography, personal narrative, a woman's fiction, and an ongoing dialogue with the poet and her experience
The cold of poetry by Lyn Hejinian( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry of the surreal. In The Person, she writes: "Let's get isolated / The temporal is dread / Is there a name / for the imploding series / consciousness of consciousness / Realism and depth perception / The audacious science of the thought / of poetry / Person / holding picture of / person holding picture of ... / Anxiety in space."
The fatalist by Lyn Hejinian( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unfollowing by Lyn Hejinian( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Unfollowing is a sequence of elegies, mourning public as well as personal loss. The grief is not coherent. Though the poems are each fourteen lines long, they are not sonnets but anti-sonnets. They are composed entirely of non sequiturs, with the intention of demonstrating, if not achieving, a refusal to follow aesthetic proprieties, and a rejection of the logic of mortality and of capitalism. Outrage, hilarity, anxiety, and ribaldry are not easily separated in the play of human emotions. And they are all the proper, anarchic medium for staying alive
Past lives : photographs by Martha Casanave( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxota : a short Russian novel by Lyn Hejinian( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and French and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xenia by A Dragomoshchenko( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perloff notes that Dragomoschenko's "is a poem of the body, of the 'skin of sun that turned into the reverse side of touch ... ' Parody, pastiche, even irony - these play a subordinate role to passion, and especially to vision." Writing in The Hungry Mind Review, American poet C.D. Wright concluded: "This is poetry. Immodest. Magisterial. More or less impenetrable. The relation of language is potential but not improvisational. The vocabulary for this is happily idiosyncratic
Happily by Lyn Hejinian( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Endarkenment : selected poems by A Dragomoshchenko( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Situations, sings by Jack Collom( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description by A Dragomoshchenko( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saga/circus by Lyn Hejinian( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slowly by Lyn Hejinian( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to Poetics Journal : writing in the expanded field, 1982/1998, with the copublication of Poetics Journal digital archive by Lyn Hejinian( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of key texts in the development of contemporary poetics
The language of inquiry by Lyn Hejinian( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lyn Hejinian is among the most prominent of contemporary American poets. Her autobiographical poem My Life, a best-selling book of innovative American poetry, has garnered accolades and fans inside and outside academia. The Language of Inquiry is a comprehensive and wonderfully readable collection of her essays, and its publication promises to be an important event for American literary culture
 
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The best American poetry, 2004
Alternative Names
Lyn Hejinian

Lyn Hejinian Amerikaans vertaalster

Lyn Hejinian Poet, essayist, translator, publisher

Languages
English (171)

Spanish (4)

French (2)

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A border comedyWriting is an aid to memoryMy lifeThe cold of poetryThe fatalistXeniaHappilySituations, sings