Happily by Lyn Hejinian

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Poetry. Hejinian's characteristic linguistic intensity and philosophical approach are present in this book-length poem. "Reading Lyn Hejinian's HAPPILY can make one imagine a second, somewhat happier Stein telling stories in single long or short lines that are aware of one another as they go about their own affairs"--Bob Perelman.

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Lyn Hejinian is the author of Happily, My Life, and The Language of Inquiry. She recently received the 66th Fellowship from The Academy of American Poets for distinguished poetic achievement at mid-career. She lives in Berkeley, California.
Published January 1, 2000 by Post Apollo Press. 39 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The American pragmatist-like guiding principle here seems to be that one should not linger over thoughts or linguistic structures that could not, in fact, survive the exigencies of the quotidian, yet we are assured that this process is not mere relativism: ""There is no `correct path.' "" The poe...

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