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Description - The Language of Inquiry by Lyn Hejinian

Lyn Hejinian is among the most prominent contemporary American poets. This book is a comprehensive and readable collection of her essays, and its publications should be an important event for American literary culture. Here she brings together 20 essays written over a span of almost 25 years. Like many of the Language Poets with whom she has been associated since the mid-1970s, she turns to language as a social space, a site of both philosophical inquiry and political address. Central to these essays are the themes of time and knowledge, consciousness and perception. The author's interests cover a range of texts and figures. Prominent among them are Sir Francis Bacon and Enlightenment-era explorers; Faust and Sheherazade; Viktor Shlovsky and Russian formalism; William James; Hannah Arendt, and Martin Heidegger. But perhaps the most important literary presence in the essays is Gertrude Stein; the volume includes Hejinian's influential "Two Stein Talks", as well as two more recent essays on Stein's writings.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520217003
ISBN-10: 0520217004
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 447
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 27-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lyn Hejinian

Lyn Hejinian is a poet and the author of Writing Is an Aid to Memory (1996), The Cold of Poetry (1994), The Cell (1992), and My Life (1987), among other books. She has taught at several universities and colleges and was the 1993 Roberta Holloway Lecturer in the Practice of Poetry at the University of California, Berkeley.

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