Two Markets, Once Again

Two Markets, Once Again

by Ryoko Sekiguchi
     
 

Poetry. Translated from the French by Sarah Riggs. TWO MARKETS, ONCE AGAIN mingles Ryoko Sekiguchi's amblings in two oriental markets with forays into their languages, stumbling on consonants and vowels while avoiding dead-end alleys . Their unpredictable geometry is a match only to her diagonal writing; we follow her guessing and expecting only to get to an end

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Poetry. Translated from the French by Sarah Riggs. TWO MARKETS, ONCE AGAIN mingles Ryoko Sekiguchi's amblings in two oriental markets with forays into their languages, stumbling on consonants and vowels while avoiding dead-end alleys . Their unpredictable geometry is a match only to her diagonal writing; we follow her guessing and expecting only to get to an end as enigmatic as the beginning. Ryoko Sekiguchi is a Japanese writer and poet living in France. She writes in her native Japanese and also in French. TWO MARKETS, ONCE AGAIN has been published in both countries. She is also a translator from French into Japanese. Sarah Riggs is a poet and translator living in France.

"Deceptively small, this little book packs a wallop. Sekiguchi is a master of the experimental prose poetry sequence...The more one reads the text, and the more languages you know or are willing to Google, the more numerous and intricately interwoven become the meanings and allusions. This is most certainly a book that can bear many readings. Despite the fairly small number of pages in this little book, it is a gigantic work and has a far reach beyond all the assumed cultural and linguistic boundaries."—Eric Selland

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780942996654
Publisher:
Post-Apollo Press, The
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Pages:
50
Product dimensions:
4.70(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.30(d)

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Ryoko Sekiguchi was born in Tokyo in 1970. At an early age she began to write poetry in both Japanese and French, and when she was eighteen she received the Tokyo Literature Prize of "Cahiers de la po‚sie contemporaine". Since 1997 she has lived in Paris, where she studied Art History at the Sorbonne. Three years later she completed her doctorate in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Tokyo. Today she teaches at various institutes including INALCO, the Paris Research Centre for Oriental Languages and Civilisations.

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