My Life has ratings and 62 reviews. Michael said: A work of slow art, as well as one of the few collections of Language poetry that has aged well. Lyn Hejinian is among the most prominent of contemporary American poets. Her poem My Life has garnered accolades and fans inside and outside academia. My Life (Green Integer Books, 39) [Lyn Hejinian] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Recognized today as one of the great works of.

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I could read this book once a year and love it for something new each time. Some changes are minor corrections “camelias” becomes “camellias”[29] but others more clearly show the passage of time, as “The postman became a mailman” is amended, in the later version, to reflect contemporary language use and politics: The windows were narrowed by white gauze curtains which were never loosened. Sep 01, Christine rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: In Shark Books published a continuation of the project, My Life in the Ninetiesconsisting of ten new sections, and Wesleyan University Press has recently published My Life and My Life in the Ninetiesan edition that brings together the forty-five-section revised edition with the continuation.

Still, you had to wonder where they had gone, since you could speak of reappearance. Hence, repetitions, free from all ambition.

Tuesday Poem: My Life by Lyn Hejinian

Were we seeing a pattern or merely an appearance of small white sailboats on the bay, floating at such a distance from the hill that they appeared to be making no progress. What one passes in the Plymouth. It questions the nature of autobiography and challenges the idea of memoir, reevaluating what it means to call a piece of writing a “life. In at age 37 Lyn Hejinian first built this autobiographical structure in 37 sections of 37 sentences, with each section running hrjinian to the specific year of her life.


My Life by Lyn Hejinian. This Wesleyan edition includes the part prose poem sequence along with a closely related ten-part work titled My Life in the Nineties.

Hejinian and the Language Movement

University of Georgia Press, While the Language movement has produced writing in a wide range of styles, associated writers share an opposition to narrative as well as to straightforward representation and personal expression, preferring instead to experiment with syntax, structure, and the materiality of language.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Rather than artificial spirals, which, perhaps, return again and again to the same point, organic spirals return to points that may exist as part of a set but, like a lineup of Dalmatians or identical twins that have experienced divergent lives, exhibit only an illusory identity that gives way to individual difference.

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Preview — My Life by Lyn Hejinian. Jan 20, Anthony rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jun 30, Heather rated it it was amazing Ym Similarly, for editors such as Donald Reiman [5] or Peter Shillingsburg [6] who argue for the presentation of multiple versions of a work, the understanding of the patterns between and within these versions has been a goal largely left to an edition’s readers.

Perloff, Poetics of Indeterminacy Lyn Hejinian born May 17, is an American poet, essayist, translator and publisher.


And while digital systems for presenting multiple versions of works—such as the Versioning Machine [7] —often give readers tools to view matching sections across versions, this experience is determined in part by theoretical and technical constraints.

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While it could be represented as some kind of authoritative edition or as a series of texts marked by editorial difference, it might also be represented as it is experienced: Wesleyan University Press, Rather, I’m interested in exploring how encoding formats entail choices related to the construction of editions, how TEI has grown into a format tied, in multiple ways, to certain methods of interpretation and presentation, and how CSV introduces alternative ties.

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You must go int this collection with zero expectations, she is a Language Poet and writes emphasizing the readers role in interpreting and bringing meaning to what she has written.

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The texts from both editions of My Life were first transformed into a single CSV file, essentially a list of all the sentences that would appear in the edition. It is also a hallmark of feminist experimental writing, establishing a new and distinct voice.

The digital edition presented here includes the text from the original Burning Deck edition and from the Green Integer republication of the Sun and Moon edition.

The logic for the digital edition, written in d3.