Book of Reincarnation

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  • Copyright: 2002-04-01
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Combining Chinese classicism with modern ideas, Buddhist concepts, and metaphors with subjects associated with the Taiwanese claim to their native soil, Hsu is one of the most noted of contemporary Taiwan writers. This book of poetry, his first collection in English, reveals the effectiveness of his work. Hsu Hui-chi was born in Taoyuan, Taiwan in 1966. To date he has published five collections of poetry, among them Sunlight Beehive, A Formosan Clan and Longing for the Ocean. He has won numerous awards and prizes and is chief editor of the Literary Supplement to The Liberty Times in Taiwan.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 7
Introductionp. 9
As for the Broken Column: On the Death of German Avant-garde Artist Joseph Beuysp. 15
The Dark Agep. 17
Out of Printp. 20
To Betrayp. 21
That Erap. 22
Flying Highp. 23
My Little Brother's Beachp. 24
The Staff of Second Grandunclep. 26
Green Islandp. 28
On the Forsaken Coastp. 30
The Clouded Leopard in the Moonlightp. 31
The Unbearable: A Poem to Lin Yi-hsiungp. 37
A Flea Listens to Buddha's Teachingp. 39
My Buddha, You Are Merciful: The Confession of Anandap. 41
The Air Is Filled With the Excited Cries of Crowsp. 43
The Lost Khatap. 44
The Song of Transmigrationp. 46
Kuanshihyin, My Bodhisattvap. 48
The End of a Journeyp. 50
The Winter Journey of a Humpback Whalep. 51
The Summer Return Journey of a Humpback Whalep. 53
A Purple Harep. 55
That Rat of a Fatherp. 56
Falling from the Rooftop: On a Painting by Frida Kahlop. 58
I Prayp. 59
A Winter Tripp. 60
Travelp. 62
A Vegetarian Meal: Aung San Suu Kyi Ends Imprisonmentp. 63
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