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Winged Seed A Remembrance

ISBN-10: 1938160045
ISBN-13: 9781938160042
Edition: Revised 
Authors: Li-Young Lee
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Description: "It has true spiritual importance for contemporary American literature."—Edward HirschUpon its initial publication, acclaimed poet Li-Young Lee's memoirThe Winged Seed: A Remembrance(1995), received an American Book Award from the Before Columbus  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: BOA Editions, Limited
Publication date: 4/2/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

"It has true spiritual importance for contemporary American literature."—Edward HirschUpon its initial publication, acclaimed poet Li-Young Lee's memoirThe Winged Seed: A Remembrance(1995), received an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. In lyrical prose, Lee's extraordinary story begins in the 1950s when his parents fled China's political turmoil for Indonesia. Along with many other Chinese members of the population, his family was persecuted under President Sukarno. Falsely accused and charged for crimes against the state, his father spent a year and a half in jail as a political prisoner, half of that time in a leper colony. While his entire family was being transported to a prison colony, they escaped and fled to Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, and back to Hong Kong where his father rose to prominence as an evangelical preacher. Eventually, the family sought asylum in the United States in 1962. When the author was six, they emigrated to a small town in western Pennsylvania where his father became a Presbyterian minister. This reissued edition contains a new foreword by the author and never-before-seen photos of the family from different stages of their journey.Li-Young Leeis the author of four critically acclaimed books of poetry that have garnered such awards as the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award from New York University; the 1990 Lamont Poetry Selection; the Writer's Award from the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation; and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Lannan Foundation, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Li-Young Lee was born in 1957 in Jakarta, Indonesia. His verse has earned numerous honors, including a Lannan Literary Award and an American Book Award. Lee lives in Chicago with his wife and two sons.

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