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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 "HAPPILY..".is a series of aphoristic statPoetry. 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 "HAPPILY..".is a series of aphoristic statements interrogating 'hap' or, more prosaically, one's lot in life, one's fortune. This notion of chance as it is expressed through its root form, as in to happen, happenstance, happenings, haphazard, happenchance, happily, and happy happiness, becomes the generator that enlivens this ontological exploration of language's relationship to experience." Claudia Rankine"...

Title : Happily
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ISBN : 9780942996388
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 39 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Happily Reviews

  • Michael Gossett
    2019-03-21 06:39

    The more poetry I read, the more blase I feel about poetry in general. Lyn Hejinian constantly subverts the standard workshop/narrative poem I can't seem to get away from by creating philosophically rich work that enacts the process of thinking. And while she deserves greater praise than that, I have to thank her tremendously for being so prolific as to make overlooking her impossible.

  • Sofia Samatar
    2019-03-08 09:19

    What is happiness? Is there a thing called happiness, or is it more a matter of events, of happenings that happen, happily? This poetic meditation on chance, logic and emotion is also a meditation on language and what it can do.

  • Jamie Townsend
    2019-03-03 03:40

    this is my favorite creative work by hejinian, alot of her other stuff just doesn't engage me that much