Behind My Eyes

by Li-Young Lee

Hardcover, 2008

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Available

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Publication

New York : W.W. Norton, 2008. Includes CD

Description

A collection of poems in which Li-Young Lee explores themes of immigration, inheritance, memory, and loss. Includes a selection of readings by the author on CD.

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LibraryThing member Cariola
Spare but nonetheless moving, Lee's collection of poems draw on his background as the child of immigrant parents, his curiosity about the past, the conflict between a desire to assilimlate and a struggle against it.
LibraryThing member whitewavedarling
Lee's poems are consistently stunning, pulling together careful observation, powerful language, and graceful moments in any given line and stanza. Falling into his work is something like journeying into another space and another mind, his poems are each, from beginning to end, so carefully constructed. And yet, they seem effortless, and they are readable and engaging. Few poems in this collection are not stand-outs, and in most collections, any of these poems would leap from the pages and demand attention and re-reading.

Simply, Lee's work is powerful and forever worth reading, forever worth sharing.

Recommended.
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6434
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