The Ruined Elegance

The Ruined Elegance

Poems

Book - 2015
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In her new collection, Fiona Sze-Lorrain offers a nuanced yet dynamic vision of humanity marked by perils, surprises, and the transcendence of a "ruined elegance." Through an intercultural journey that traces lives, encounters, exiles, and memories from France, America, and Asia, the poet explores a rich array of historical and literary allusions to European masters, Asian sources, and American influences. With candor and humor, each lyrical foray is sensitive to silence and experience: "I want to honor / the invisible. I'll use the fog to see white peaches."
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey ; Woodstock, Oxfordshire : Princeton University Press, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780691167695
0691167699
9780691167503
0691167508
Characteristics: vi, 60 pages ; 24 cm

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Through an intercultural journey that traces lives, encounters, exiles, and memories from France, America, and Asia, the poet explores a rich array of historical and literary allusions to European masters, Asian sources, and American influences. With candor and humor, each lyrical foray is sensit... Read More »


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