The winged seed: a remembrance

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Simon & Schuster, Mar 8, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 205 pages
19 Reviews
A personal account by the celebrated Chinese-American poet offers a magical work of memory and myth that recounts a childhood of exile, his father's imprisonment, his discovery of the significance of history, and his search for identity. 25,000 first printing. Tour.

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prose from a poet: always a good idea - Goodreads
The writing style of this book is terrible. - Goodreads
Don't read it if you're looking for a plot. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Rebecca - Goodreads

Lee creates short vignettes of his childhood and ancestry, but much of this 200-page novel is really devoted to prose poetry. Don't read it if you're looking for a plot. Read full review

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User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

This was a fascinating read. The author's life is about as odd as I could ever conceive of - and he has written a memoir that captures the oddness of it. The writing of it would not be everyone's cup ... Read full review


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About the author (1995)

Li-Young Lee was born in 1957 in Jakarta, Indonesia, of Chinese parents. His most recent book of poetry, Book of My Nights (BOA Editions, 2001), is his third. His first collection, Rose, is in its 29th printing having sold over 80000 copies. Rose is one of the best selling poetry titles in U.S. history.

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