Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. 1-4

Contents

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pp. v-viii

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A Prelude to Bai Hua’s Lyricism

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pp. ix-xvi

What is lyricism but a walk — an authenticating act of memory — for contemporary Chinese poet Bai Hua? From season to season, he returns to summer in both meditative lyrics and sharply focused vignettes that anchor specific narratives in his poems. Time lost its shoes, meditates Neruda. ...

Section I. Precipice

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pp. 3-18

Section II. Summer Is Still Far

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pp. 19-36

Section III. In the Qing Dynasty

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pp. 37-48

Section IV. Jonestown

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pp. 49-74

Section V. Memories

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pp. 75-102

Section VI. The Man Clothed in Birch Bark

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pp. 103-124

Section VII. Hand Notes on Mountain and Water

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pp. 125-146

Section VIII. Character Sketches

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pp. 147-178

Notes

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pp. 179-182

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The Enigma of Time, Cities and Voices

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pp. 183-192

Fiona Sze-Lorrain: Places and seasons play an integral role in your poetry, both lyrically and theatrically. I think of Nanjing, Chongqing, and summer, for example. How do you reconcile, revisit and reinvigorate time and space as compositional elements in your poetic creation? ...