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Lyn Hejinian is among the most prominent of contemporary American poets. Her poem My Life has garnered accolades and fans inside and outside academia. First published in 1980, and revised in 1987 and 2002, My Life is now firmly established in the postmodern canon. This Wesleyan edition includes the 45-part prose poem sequence along with a closely related ten-part work titled My Life in the Nineties. An experimental intervention into the autobiographical genre, My Life explores the many ways in which language--the things people say and the ways they say them--shapes not only their identity, but also the very world around them.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. C-C
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. My Life
  2. pp. 1-100
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  1. My Life in the Nineties
  2. pp. 101-141
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 142-142
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780819573520
Related ISBN
9780819573513
MARC Record
OCLC
850980453
Pages
152
Launched on MUSE
2013-06-27
Language
English
Open Access
No
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