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By Eliot Weinberger (trans), Bei Dao and Iona Man-Cheong (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New Directions
Publication date September 1, 2000
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780811214476
ISBN-10 0811214478
Dimensions 0.25 by 4.75 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Original list price $13.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Bei Dao, the internationally acclaimed Chinese poet, has been the poetic conscience of the dissident movements in his country for over twenty years. He has been in exile since the Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989.

Unlock presents forty-nine new poems written in the United States, and may well be Bei Dao's most powerful work to date. Complex, full of startling and sometimes surreal imagery, sudden transitions, and oblique political references, and often embedding bits of bureaucratic speech and unexpected slang, his poetry has been compared to that of Paul Celan and Cesar Vallejo: poets who invented a new poetry and a new language in the attempt to speak of the enormity of their times.

The sixth book of Bei Dao's work published by New Directions, Unlock has been translated by Eliot Weinberger, the distinguished essayist and critically acclaimed translator of Octavio Paz and Jorge Luis Borges, in collaboration with the historian Iona Man-Cheong and the poet himself.

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About: Bei Dao, the internationally acclaimed Chinese poet, has been the poetic conscience of the dissident movements in his country for over twenty years.

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