Between Silences: A Voice from China

Between Silences: A Voice from China

by Ha Jin
     
 

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"Mixing autobiography with invented other voices, this book is an extraordinary meditation on what it means to have lived the history of China in the second half of the twentieth century. At its best, Ha Jin's language is as accessible, penetrating, and mysterious as Pound's Cathay. This is a profound book, an event."—Frank Bidart

"In these poems Ha

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"Mixing autobiography with invented other voices, this book is an extraordinary meditation on what it means to have lived the history of China in the second half of the twentieth century. At its best, Ha Jin's language is as accessible, penetrating, and mysterious as Pound's Cathay. This is a profound book, an event."—Frank Bidart

"In these poems Ha Jin gives voice to the millions whose lives were altered and whose tongues were silenced by the Cultural Revolution. . . .If Ha Jin speaks in tongues in these poems, we feel him behind those voices—the hidden director behind the scenes—never as a presence filled with stridency and self-congratulation; he brings a great empathy and compassion to his depiction of the fallible men and women whose acts and attitudes together make up history."—Roger Gilbert, Hungry Mind Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226399874
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
08/28/1990
Series:
Phoenix Poets Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
5.61(w) x 8.58(h) x 0.29(d)

Meet the Author

Ha Jin is the author of five novels, including, A Free Life and War Trash, which was the recipient of the PEN/Faulkner Award,as well as three collections of short stories and three books of poetry. He teaches at Boston University.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Boston, Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
February 21, 1956
Place of Birth:
Liaoning, China
Education:
B.A. in English, Heilongjiang University, 1981; Ph. D. in English, Brandeis University, 1993

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