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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Contact Contact Us Help. Menu Search Donate Shop Join. It presents life as a whole that is at once more than its constituent parts and yet incomplete and ongoing. In at age 37 Lyn Hejinian first built this autobiographical structure in 37 sections of 37 sentences, with each section running parallel to the hejinnian year of her life.

It was not specific to any year, but very early. The lhn of ‘losing’ ideas objectifies knowledge. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


To follow the progress of ideas, or that particular line of reasoning, so full hejinjan surprises and unexpected correlations, was somehow to take a vacation. Academy of American Poets Educator Newsletter. There is no solitude.

My Life by Lyn Hejinian

My Life in the Nineties pp. No trivia or quizzes yet. These creatures are compound and nothing they do should surprise us. It’s as if each sentence contains a story, many of which will remain mysteries due to their opacity.

Feb 28, Kim rated it it was amazing. Susan SontagGeoffrey Movius. The family had little money but plenty of food.

The things I was saying followed logically the things that I had said before, yet bore no relation to what I was thinking and feeling. Definitely a book for people who love literary theory. Sep 01, Christine rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Hejjinian loved the ‘sea glass’ of this passage – there’s poetry simply in these two words.

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

Hence, repetitions, free from all ambition. Religion is a vague lowing.


Title Page, Copyright, Dedication pp. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. My Life and My Life in the Nineties. Newer Post Older Post Home. She sunned the baby for sixty seconds, leaving him naked except for a blue cotton sunbonnet.

Sep 30, Mike Lindgren rated it liked it Shelves: Mar 15, Steve Morrison rated it it was amazing Shelves: The poet and critic Juliana Spahr has suggested that “the structural point of this work is not to assert personal power or identity, but to activate readers’ minds. Trivia About My Life. For instance, “A pause, a rose, something on paper implicit in the hejlnian text.

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Jan 20, Anthony rated it it was amazing Shelves: Apr 02, Bryan Parys rated it really liked it. Imperfect Remembrance Marta Figlerowicz. This is top class.