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Mi-Lou: Poetry and the Labyrinth of Desire

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Owen (Chinese and comparative literature, Harvard) explores issues of love poetry in Chinese and Western poetry. He argues that comparisons need cross cultures and time periods. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published May 31st 1989 by Harvard University Press
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May 06, 2012 rated it liked it
What is desire? What forms does it take? Does it matter whether the object is a person or a text or a painting? How do different types of desire interrelate?

These are the kinds of questions Stephen Owen asks in perhaps his most ambitious book, Mi-Lou: Poetry and the Labyrinth of Desire. In attempting to answer these questions, Owen draws on (and usually translates himself) Irish folk tunes, classical Chinese poetry, Plato's dialogues, MIchaelangelo's sonnets, Goethe's imitations of Rumi, Gabriel
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