A Distant Center

A Distant Center

In the bold tradition of the ?Misty Poets,? Ha Jin confronts China?s fraught political history while paying tribute to its rich culture and landscape. The poems of A Distant Center speak in a voice that is steady and direct, balancing contemplative longing with sober warnings from a writer who has confronted the traumas of censorship and state violence. With unadorned lang In the bold tradition of the ?Misty Poets,? Ha Jin confronts China?s fraught political history while paying t...

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Title:A Distant Center
Author:Ha Jin
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:A Distant Center
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:80 pages pages

A Distant Center Reviews

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Apr 25, 2018
    Ha Jin moved to the United States from China in 1985, and wrote these poems in English, but they do feel like they are of more than one place, or maybe sometimes no place (in a way I really liked.) Some are motivational, like some of my favorites from Mary Oliver, where the poet is spe...
  • Leonard
    Jul 07, 2018
    A nice collection of creative and challenging poems. ...
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    Sep 02, 2018
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  • Brian
    Sep 06, 2018
    Somehow I could not connect with this collection, except on a very superficial level. I had the feeling that it would have been more powerful in the original Chinese (Ha Jin translates his own poetry, but apparently the first drafts are in Chinese), especially with the added visual ele...
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    Mar 30, 2018
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    Sep 20, 2018
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    Aug 31, 2018
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    Aug 27, 2018
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    May 06, 2018
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  • Sujin Stone
    May 26, 2018
    3.5 Stars ...
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    May 10, 2018
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    Aug 08, 2018
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    Sep 24, 2018
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    Mar 22, 2018
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    Jul 31, 2018
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    May 04, 2018
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    Aug 02, 2018
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  • Kayla
    Jul 21, 2018
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  • Faisal Memon
    Aug 08, 2018
    Read Ha Jin after a long time. His poetry is just as simple and powerful as his prose. A beautiful gift for all who leave their birthplace and adopt a foreign land as their homeland for whatever reasons. ...
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    Jun 14, 2018
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    Jun 30, 2018
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    Aug 13, 2018
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    Jul 31, 2018
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    Jun 09, 2018
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    Aug 05, 2018
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  • J.D. Dehart
    May 18, 2018
    Ha Jin offers us poems of travel, place, and memory in A Distant Center. The book is divided into meditations on travelers, time, home, and far away places. Poignantly, we are left with what Jin calls "a quiet center." The collection begins with words of advice in "You Must Not ...
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    Apr 21, 2018
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    May 14, 2018
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    Jul 06, 2018
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    Aug 18, 2018
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