Chinese Literature Today reviews A Common Strangeness

CLT_Issue5_Cover_6“By putting texts of disparate cultural and even historical moments into physical proximity with one another, by reproducing and reading these artworks together in a powerful act of multilingual erudition, and by bring them into a generatively loose organization through the use of . . . literary theory, the book embodies some of the structures it describes: It is a lattice made from disparate materials, an oscillation between the global and particular, and a mobilization of the idiosyncratic and the complex against some of the basic narratives assumed to underpin the post–Cold War world.” ––Nick Admussen, Chinese Literature Today


About Jacob Edmond

Jacob Edmond is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He is author of A Common Strangeness: Contemporary Poetry, Cross-Cultural Encounter, Comparative Literature (Fordham UP, 2012). His articles have appeared in journals such as Comparative Literature, Contemporary Literature, Poetics Today, The China Quarterly, the Slavic and East European Journal, and Russian Literature. He is editor (with Henry Johnson and Jacqueline Leckie) of Recentring Asia: Histories, Encounters, Identities (Brill / Global Oriental, 2011), and editor and translator (with Hilary Chung) of Yang Lian’s Unreal City: A Chinese Poet in Auckland (Auckland University Press, 2006). For more, see:
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