Unreal City: A Chinese Poet in Auckland

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Auckland University Press, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 98 pages
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The essays and poetry of renowned Chinese poet Yang Lian are published in English for the first time in this scholarly collection. A selection of Lian's poems, written during his first four years in New Zealand, are offered, as are essays which provide a startlingly fresh perspective on the experience of living in Auckland. These fascinating and moving texts are accompanied by comments that further elucidate the context of Lian's works in New Zealand, Chinese, and world literature.

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Contents

Yang Lian Auckland and the Poetics of Exile
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A Note on Selection and Translation
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Grafton Bridge
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About the author (2006)

\Yang Lian is the author of numerous collections of prose and poetry, including the epic poem "Nuorilang." Hilary Chung, PhD, is an associate dean of arts at the University of Auckland, a professor of Chinese, and a board member of the New Zealand Electronic Poetry Center. Jacob Edmond is a professor of comptemporary modern poetry at the University of Otago–Dunedin.

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