The Book of a Thousand Eyes
The Book of a Thousand Eyes
Lyn Hejinian



Ranging widely in subject and tone, this collection of prose begins as an homage to Scheherazade—the heroine of The Arabian Nights whose nightly tale-telling saved her culture and her own life by teaching a powerful and murderous ruler to abandon cruelty in favor of wisdom and benevolence. Mirroring Scheherazade's tactic, this lyrical exploration offers diverse works including lullabies, fairy tales, nonsensical mumblings, dream narratives, and the occasional erotic ditty. The poems explore and play with languages of varied stages of consciousness and realms of imagination. Accessible and surprising, Hejinian’s works present an underlying feminist current and argue for the possibility of a celebratory, mournful, and stubborn commitment to life.

Title The Book of a Thousand Eyes
Author Lyn Hejinian
Publisher Omnidawn Publishing
Title First Published 01 April 2012
Format Paperback
Nb of pages
ISBN-10 1890650579
ISBN-13 9781890650575
Publication Date 01 April 2012
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $24.95
 


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