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  • Author:agent Yu Ouyang
Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 A Poetic Revolution in Keywords : On Contemporary Chinese Poetry
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'Yu discusses the revolution of contemporary Chinese poetry. Among other things, he examines the poems by Xu Xiangchou, dubbed leader of laipai (rubbish group).' (Publication abstract)


  • Epigraph: ==An individual avant-gardist is his own lawmaker and

    executioner. He desires no agreement from anyone.

    He doesn’t give a shit about the nodding heads. He

    approves of himself and he completes himself.2

    —Zhang Jiayan, Low Poetry in China (7)

    White sees the world in very much the same terms as Milan Kundera, who

    has observed that any view that does not allow for shit is mere kitsch, and that

    the existence of shit is incompatible with the kind of belief in God and goodness

    found in orthodox Christianity of the kind embraced by such of White’s

    characters as the Reverend Timothy Calderon. If God is not in the shit, or in

    Stan Parker’s much cited gob of spittle, then He is nowhere. But if we can see

    God immanent in the world, including its shit, spittle and semen, then He

    also transcends the limitations of His creation and our perceptions of it.

    —John McLaren, Writing in Hope and Fear: Literature

    as Politics in Postwar Australia (176)

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    y separately published work icon Antipodes vol. 29 no. 1 June 2015 8842657 2015 periodical issue 2015 pg. 193-215
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