My Life

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Burning Deck, Oct 1, 1980 - Fiction - 89 pages
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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. Upon its first publication by Sun & Moon Press (the edition reprinted here) the publication "Library Journal "described the book as one that "is an intriguing journey that both illuminates and perplexes, teases and challenges, as it reveals an innovative artist at work." Lyn Hejinian is the author of "The Cell, The Cold of Poetry, Writing Is an Aid to Memory "and "A Border Comedy," She lives in Berkeley and teaches at the University of California.

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User Review  - rooze - LibraryThing

In 1980, Hejinian published the first version of this book, containing 37 sections, each with 37 sentences. The format of the autobiography reflected Hejinian’s age at the time of it’s writing so it ... Read full review

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User Review  - fodroy - LibraryThing

This book is pretty awesome. It's 47 pieces with 47 sentences, each dealing with a year in her life. It's very postmodern and not easy to crack at first, but patterns show up and it becomes a fun read ... Read full review


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