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I was eventually to become one person, gathered up maybe, during a pause, at a comma.
The 'open text' often emphasizes or foregrounds process, either the process of the original composition or of subsequent compositions by readers.
People must flatter their own eyes with their pathetic lives. The things I was saying followed logically the things that I had said before, yet bore no relation to what I was thinking and feeling.
The idea of the person enters poetics where art and reality, or intentionality and circumstance, meet.
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I come from no country, from no city, no tribe. I am the son of the road... all tongues and all prayers belong to me. But I belong to none of them.
May 17, 1941
Lyn Hejinian is an American poet, essayist, translator and publisher. She is often associated with the Language poets and is well known for her landmark work My Life, as well as her book of essays, The Language of Inquiry.
The language of inquiry (2000)
The Book of a Thousand Eyes (2012)
The fatalist (2003)
My life (1980)
Writing Is an Aid to Memory (1978)
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