Magic Whip

ISBN-10: 1566891477

ISBN-13: 9781566891479

Edition: 2003

Authors: Wang Ping

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This melodic, visceral collection -juxtaposes the author's unbridled joy in motherhood with the complex and brutal practice of footbinding in China, the plight of Tibet, and the remarkable endurance of survivors everywhere. The Magic Whip pays particular attention to women and children whose ordeals have been -imprinted on their very bodies and whose memories resonate in these -exceptionally clear poems. Wang Ping, born in Shanghai, came to New York City in 1985 after graduating from Beijing University. She is the acclaimed author of the novel Foreign Devil, the story collection American Visa, the poetry collection Of Flesh & Spirit, and the academic study Aching for Beauty: Footbinding in China. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota and teaches at Macalester College.
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Publication date: 10/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 90
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Wang Ping was born in Shanghai, she teaches creative writing at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.

The Magic Whip
After Thrashing About, but Not Violently
Mixed Blood
First Step
On the Other Hand
Our Teacher of Marxism
Bombs, Orange, Bags of Rice
Silent Witness
On the Blue Treasure Plateau
Wet Nurse, Mother Goose
Where the Story Goes
Ways to Ai [actual symbol not reproducible]
Aching for Beauty
Insomnia in Downtown St. Paul
I Curse Because
Phoenix Claws
Oral
Star Map
Eight Thousand Miles of Roads
Opening the Face
Fractured Allegory, Hand-copied Manual
Stones and Bronzes
Adam's Prayer
Distilled Spirit
Ode to the Mississippi
Sequoia
The Pilgrims
Night Shift
Zhangmu
Aftertaste
Outskirts
Great Summons
On a Playground ...
Heart and Liver
Tsunami Chant
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