Princeton University Library Catalog

Recite and refuse : contemporary Chinese prose poetry / Nick Admussen.

Author:
Admussen, Nick [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
viii, 218 pages ; 24 cm
Summary note:
"'Recite and refuse' is a genre study of contemporary mainland Chinese prose poetry that focuses on work produced after 1949. It reads prose poetry through its compositional processes, primary among which are the acts of recitation (the re-performance of prior texts) and refusal (the assertion of difference from prior art). These processes have their origin in the orthodox socialist poetics of the Hundred Flowers Movement, during which poets ventriloquized and subjectivized official party prose; over the course of several decades, they have migrated uneasily into the avant-garde, in which artists use recitation and refusal as a way to make prose something quite different from the trustworthy, transparent literary form it is sometimes assumed to be. The book also serves as a small anthology of translations: it includes pieces by Ke Lan, Guo Feng, Liu Zaifu, Xi Chuan, among others, and contains the first complete English version of the intricate, epic prose poem 'Hanging coffin' by Ouyang Jianghe"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-215) and index.
Contents:
What is a Chinese prose poem? -- What is the tradition of Chinese prose poetry? -- Orthodox Chinese prose poetry: Ke Lan and Guo Feng -- Semi-orthodox Chinese prose poetry: Liu Zaifu -- Unorthodox Chinese prose poetry: Ouyang Jianghe and Xi Chuan.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
  • Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Translations.
ISBN:
  • 9780824856526 ((hardcover ; : alkaline paper))
  • 082485652X ((hardcover ; : alkaline paper))
LCCN:
2016009472
OCLC:
944394243
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