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By Nan Li

Small

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Format: Paperback / softback

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Small by Nan Li

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"Poetry's ultimate goal," Li Nan writes, "is to keep oneself in equilibrium with good. It shines a beam of beauty, love, and kindness on people. It has a powerful spirit that transcends nation, race, and religion; it makes it possible for us to embrace in the darkness. Poetry takes place in time. I offer it in time as a witness to all that is." Small is a collection of ordinary images floating on the background of the ordinary life of ordinary Chinese people. It is profoundly local, bringing a cohesive and condensed light to a human world beautifully small. Each of the twenty-five poems, covering almost twenty-five years of writing, is memorable in itself, but what is most memorable is the tone of the book, a mixture of humility and the sheer joy of existence. (Chinese with English translations.)

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780977297481
ISBN-10: 0977297489
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x 4mm)
Pages: 64
Imprint: Virtual Artists Collective
Publisher: Virtual Artists Collective
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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