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Hejinian, Lyn

Overview
Works: 233 works in 431 publications in 4 languages and 12,896 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  Portraits  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Periodicals 
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 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cell by Lyn Hejinian( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lyn Hejinian is one of today's most esteemed and widely read poets. Her poetic autobiography, My Life, has gained an almost legendary reputation, and is taught in many university and college courses. The Cell, her latest Poetic sequence, was written over a period of her life from October 6, 1986, to January 21, 1989, a time of exploration of the relation of the self to the world, of the objective "person" to the subjective being "as private as my arm." As the title suggests, "the Cell" of this work connotes several things, some contradictory: biological life, imprisonment, closure, and circulation. But it is just the relationships and oppositions of these that Hejinian searches out in a poetry that, like her previous work, displays a magical blend of logic and contradiction, of narrative impetus stopped in its tracks by aphoristic wit."--BOOK JACKET. "These poems will continue to establish her as the inheritor of the rich and intense language of American writers such as Gertrude Stein and Emily Dickinson."--BOOK JACKET
The book of a thousand eyes by Lyn Hejinian( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written over the course of two decades, The Book of a Thousand Eyes was begun as an homage to Scheherazade, the heroine of The Arabian Nights who, through her nightly tale-telling, saved her culture and her own life by teaching a powerful and murderous ruler to abandon cruelty in favor of wisdom and benevolence. Hejinian?s book is a compendium of "night works"?lullabies, bedtime stories, insomniac lyrics, nonsensical mumblings, fairy tales, attempts to understand at day?s end some of the day?s events, dream narratives, erotic or occasionally bawdy ditties, etc. The poems explore and play with languages of diverse stages of consciousness and realms of imagination. Though they may not be redemptive in effect, the diverse works that comprise The Book of a Thousand Eyes argue for the possibilities of a merry, pained, celebratory, mournful, stubborn commitment to life
My life by Lyn Hejinian( Book )

23 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lyn Hejinian is among the most prominent of contemporary American poets. Her poem My Life has garnered accolades and fans inside and outside academia. First published in 1980, and revised in 1987 and 2002, My Life is now firmly established in the postmodern canon. This Wesleyan edition includes the 45-part prose poem sequence along with a closely related ten-part work titled My Life in the Nineties. An experimental intervention into the autobiographical genre, My Life explores the many ways in which language--the things people say and the ways they say them--shapes not only their identity, but also the very world around them."--p. [4] of cover
The cold of poetry by Lyn Hejinian( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 164 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 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unfollowing by Lyn Hejinian( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 138 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 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xenia by A Dragomoshchenko( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his new collection, Xenia, Dragomoschenko continues to explore the world about him, a world in which the natural, in which nature is more radical than most psychologically motivated and realist-oriented poets have ever recognized it to be. "I spent a life / which no one here ever saw in dreams." As Dragomoschenko makes clear at the very beginning of this stunning and profound work: "We see only what / we see // only what / lets us be ourselves - / seen.""
Writing is an aid to memory by Lyn Hejinian( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 122 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
Happily by Lyn Hejinian( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Endarkenment : selected poems by A Dragomoshchenko( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 114 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 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slowly by Lyn Hejinian( Book )

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

Writing is an aid to memory by Lyn Hejinian( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 85 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 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and Swedish 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 American poet, essayist, translator, publisher

Lyn Hejinian Amerikaans vertaalster

Lyn Hejinian Poet, essayist, translator, publisher

Languages
English (172)

Spanish (2)

French (2)

Swedish (1)

Covers
A border comedyMy lifeThe cold of poetryThe fatalistXeniaWriting is an aid to memoryHappilySituations, sings