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City of eternal spring

Author: Afaa M Weaver
Publisher: Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: Pitt poetry series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the final book in the Plum Flower Trilogy ... The two previous books, The Plum Flower Dance: Poems 1985 to 2005 and The Government of Nature, reveal similar themes that address the author's personal experience with childhood abuse through the context of Daoist renderings of nature as a metaphor for the human body, with an eye to recovery and forgiveness in a very eclectic spiritual life. City of Eternal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Afaa M Weaver
ISBN: 0822963256 9780822963257
OCLC Number: 880239965
Language Note: In English; one poem in Chinese.
Notes: "Concludes the trilogy that began with The Plum Flower Dance. The Government of Nature was the second book in the trilogy"--Notes.
Author's name appears in English and Chinese (Wei Yafeng) on title page.
"Xin sheng yin Yao ting dao xin sheng yin, bang wo wang liao yi wang, bang wo wang liao wei lai."--Poem in front matter.
"The final book in the Plum Flower Trilogy reveals themes that address Weaver's personal experience with childhood abuse ... it also chronicles his travels abroad in Taiwan and China."--Proivided by publisher.
Description: 81 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Map of the heart. What the lotus said --
Where we are born --
The earthquakes in Taiwan --
A Chinese theory of strings --
In Shi Lin night market with my lover --
At Drunken Moon Lake --
City of eternal spring --
Exile. The old man --
Noodles in Gong Guan with godfather --
Crushing peanuts in a Hakka village --
Tea plantations and women in black --
Meeting old friends at Drunken Moon Lake --
The long walk up to Mao Zedong's retreat --
Buying a history of the language --
The fish we ate --
On hearing that Michael Jackson died --
MRT --
Da Mo meets Ronald McDonald --
The three black goats of Mei Nung --
On visiting Yu Jian --
In Shenyang city --
Eating vegetarian in Taichung with Chien Cheng Chen --
Memories. Oya at He Nan Temple --
Archaeology of time : the past --
Archaeology of time : returning --
Archaeology of time : convertibles --
Archaeology of time : gambling --
Archaeology of time : stations --
Archaeology of time : shadows --
Archaeology of time : waste --
Recognition --
Intimacies. A first love poem --
Night walk in Taipei --
The abacus speaks to the end of geometry --
Cold Mountain and the maiden --
Night at the opera --
What the rains bring --
A dream --
America, a challenge to love --
Nice to meet you --
Walking to the tree of ancestors --
Soul space. Daoist Festival of the great pig --
Unspoken --
Flux --
Mind --
Kings --
Mirrors --
Space --
Truth --
Nerves --
Du Fu to Li Bai --
Homesickness --
The workers in Beijing --
Being Chinese.
Series Title: Pitt poetry series.
Responsibility: Afaa Michael Weaver.

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