The Language of Inquiry
Mega Sale! Save 26% on the The Language of Inquiry by University of California Press at Translate This Website. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Lyn Hejinian is among the most prominent of contemporary American poets. Her autobiographical poem My Life, a best-selling book of innovative
Lyn Hejinian is among the most prominent of contemporary American poets. Her autobiographical poem My Life, a best-selling book of innovative American poetry, has garnered accolades and fans inside and outside academia. The Language of Inquiry is a comprehensive and wonderfully readable collection of her essays, and its publication promises to be an important event for American literary culture. Here, Hejinian brings together twenty essays written over a span of almost twenty-five years. Like many of the Language Poets with whom she has been associated since the mid-1970s, Hejinian 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. Hejinian's interests cover a range of texts and figures. Prominent among them are Sir Francis Bacon and Enlightenment-era explorers; Faust and Sheherazade; Viktor Shklovsky 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.
|Manufacturer:||University of California Press|
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Studio:||University of California Press|
|Item Weight:||1.1 pounds|
|Item Size:||0.91 x 10 x 10 inches|
|Package Weight:||1.15 pounds|
|Package Size:||5.51 x 1.26 x 1.26 inches|
Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?
If you have any questions about this product by University of California Press, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.
Related Best Sellers
By Brand: Louisiana State Univ Pr
mpn: Illustrations, ean: 9780807116982, isbn: 080711698X,
This study argues that today's experimental poetry should not be dismissed as esoteric or inaccessible. Linda Reinfeld explores the relationship between contemporary critical theory and the new form of poetic expression - visible in the work of Charl...
By Dover Publications
ean: 9780486434315, isbn: 0486434311,
Due to its geographic isolation, Iceland possesses the purest of Scandinavian cultures. Even after 11 centuries, the modern Icelandic language is closer to the speech patterns of the Middle Ages than any living European language. Brought to Iceland d...
By W W Norton Company
ean: 9780393332384, isbn: 0393332381,
A landmark anthology, providing the most ambitious, far-reaching collection of contemporary Asian and Middle Eastern poetry available.Language for a New Century celebrates the artistic and cultural forces flourishing today in the East, bringing toget...
By Brand: Modern Language Assn of Amer
ean: 9780873525008, isbn: 0873525000,
Now at seventy-three volumes, this popular MLA series (ISSN 1059-1133) addresses a broad range of literary texts. Each volume surveys teaching aids and critical material and brings together essays that apply a variety of perspectives to teaching the ...
ean: 9780393310337, isbn: 0393310337,
"Rich's poems do not demand the willing suspension of disbelief. They demand belief, and it is a measure of her success as a poet that most of the time they get it. . . . The affirmation and the occasional moments of pure joy in these poems are quiet...
By Forgotten Books
ean: 9781332956661, isbn: 1332956661,
Excerpt from A Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 of 2: In Which the Words Are Deduced From Their Originals, Explained in Their Different Meanings, and Authorized by the Names of the Writers in Whose Works They Are FoundItis not to be doubted...
By CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
mpn: 57 illustrations, ean: 9781481175265, isbn: 1481175262,
Viking Language 2: The Old Norse Reader immerses the learner in the sagas, legends, runes, and myths of Vikings and Icelanders. Readings from Icelandic sagas, Viking Age runic inscriptions, and eddas take the student into the world of old Norse heroe...
By Brand: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ean: 9781480216440, isbn: 9781480216440,
“Viking Language 1 - Learn Old Norse, Runes, and Icelandic Sagas” 2nd upgraded edition. Everything necessary to learn or teach Old Norse, runes, and sagas. Graded lessons, saga readings, runic inscriptions, grammar exercises, pronunciation, maps,...
By Harper Perennial
mpn: 9780060540425, ean: 9780060540425, isbn: 0060540427,
This comprehensive anthology attempts to give the common reader possession of six centuries of great British and American poetry. The book features a large introductory essay by Harold Bloom called "The Art of Reading Poetry," which presents his crit...
mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780205176052, isbn: 0205176054,
The gold standard of poetry writing books, Writing Poems, 8/e is a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide that will help aspiring poets to create meaningful works....