Original work 島嶼邊緣
Author Chen Li
Translator Marie Laureillard
Publisher Tigre de Papier
Publication year 2009
   Page 261
Language French
ISBN/ISSN 978-2-917969-06-9
  • Abstract
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Merging what is local with the avant-garde, connecting the island and the world, The Edge of the Island, was referred to by the poetry commentator as ‘the signpost in the study of (Taiwan’s) local poetry’. Presenting a unique and compelling universe constructed by Chen Li on the edge of Taiwan Island, Hualian, this collection of 50 poems encompasses a history exploration by a solemn, introspective voice; poetry experimentation with enchanting and bold imageries; piercing and startling lust let loose on a tight rope; tepid, subtle chewing of life on a plate. Through poetry, Chen Li conducts a metamorphosis of words, turning the ordinary into the extraordinary, in which the world of mundane will take flight. This is a Made-in-Taiwan poetry collection that is sure to touch you at the core.

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