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Author Weaver, Afaa M. (Afaa Michael), 1951- author.

Title City of eternal spring / Afaa Michael Weaver.

Publication Info. Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2014].


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    811.5 WEA    Available
Description 81 pages ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Pitt poetry series
Pitt poetry series.
Note "Concludes the trilogy that began with The Plum Flower Dance. The Government of Nature was the second book in the trilogy"--Notes.
"The final book in the Plum Flower Trilogy reveals themes that address Weaver's personal experience with childhood abuse ... it also chronicles his travels abroad in Taiwan and China."--Proivided by publisher.
Contents Map of the heart. What the lotus said -- Where we are born -- The earthquakes in Taiwan -- A Chinese theory of strings -- In Shi Lin night market with my lover -- At Drunken Moon Lake -- City of eternal spring -- Exile. The old man -- Noodles in Gong Guan with godfather -- Crushing peanuts in a Hakka village -- Tea plantations and women in black -- Meeting old friends at Drunken Moon Lake -- The long walk up to Mao Zedong's retreat -- Buying a history of the language -- The fish we ate -- On hearing that Michael Jackson died -- MRT -- Da Mo meets Ronald McDonald -- The three black goats of Mei Nung -- On visiting Yu Jian -- In Shenyang city -- Eating vegetarian in Taichung with Chien Cheng Chen -- Memories. Oya at He Nan Temple -- Archaeology of time : the past -- Archaeology of time : returning -- Archaeology of time : convertibles -- Archaeology of time : gambling -- Archaeology of time : stations -- Archaeology of time : shadows -- Archaeology of time : waste -- Recognition -- Intimacies. A first love poem -- Night walk in Taipei -- The abacus speaks to the end of geometry -- Cold Mountain and the maiden -- Night at the opera -- What the rains bring -- A dream -- America, a challenge to love -- Nice to meet you -- Walking to the tree of ancestors -- Soul space. Daoist Festival of the great pig -- Unspoken -- Flux -- Mind -- Kings -- Mirrors -- Space -- Truth -- Nerves -- Du Fu to Li Bai -- Homesickness -- The workers in Beijing -- Being Chinese.
Summary "This is the final book in the Plum Flower Trilogy...The two previous books, The Plum Flower Dance: Poems 1985 to 2005 and The Government of Nature, reveal similar themes that address the author's personal experience with childhood abuse through the context of Daoist renderings of nature as a metaphor for the human body, with an eye to recovery and forgiveness in a very eclectic spiritual life. City of Eternal Spring chronicles Weaver's travels abroad in Taiwan and China, as well as showing the limits of cultural influence." -- Publisher's description.
Language In English; one poem in Chinese.
Subject Child abuse -- Poetry.
American poetry.
China -- Poetry.
Taiwan -- Poetry.
Added Author Weaver, Afaa M. (Afaa Michael), 1951- Plum flower dance
Weaver, Afaa M. (Afaa Michael), 1951- Government of nature
ISBN 0822963256 (pbk.)
9780822963257 (pbk.)

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