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Wind Says

Selected Poetry of Bai Hua

Translated by Fiona Sze-Lorrain

Publication Year: 2012

Considered the central literary figure of the post-“Misty” poetry movement of the 1980s, Bai Hua was born in Chongqing in 1956. After graduating from the Guangzhou Foreign Languages Institute, he taught at various universities before starting work as an independent writer. His first book, Expression (1988), received immediate critical acclaim. A highly demanding writer, Bai Hua has composed only about ninety poems over the past thirty years, and from the late 1990s until 2007, he wrote no poetry at all. However, during this more than a decade of silence, he remained a prolific writer of prose and hybrid texts. Bai Hua has received the Rougang Poetry Award and the Anne Kao Poetry Prize.

Published by: Chinese University Press

Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. 1-4


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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


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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? ...

E-ISBN-13: 9789629969127
Print-ISBN-13: 9789629965488

Page Count: 208
Illustrations: N
Publication Year: 2012

OCLC Number: 868220020
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