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The role of proper names and their power over both named and namer is a subject Sekiguchi has addressed in her critical work. Now she returns to the theme in these poetic prose blocks. Set in a Portuguese botanical garden, they reconstruct the plant, animal, and aviary worlds through the lens of language - a Wittgensteinian language that dreams of impossible precision while actually constructing a kaleidoscope that interleaves the boundaries of its subjects until the myriad forms that life can assume become a single, triumphant category.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781934200209
ISBN-10: 1934200204
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 152mm x 5mm)
Pages: 80
Imprint: Fence Magazine Inc, Division of Fence Books
Publisher: Fence Magazine Inc, Division of Fence Books
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ryoko Sekiguchi

RYOKO SEKIGUCHI was born in Tokyo. She received a Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Tokyo, and has lived in Paris since 1997, where she teaches at the Paris Research Center for Oriental Languages. She writes in both Japanese and French and has published seven collections of poetry.

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