Li-Young Lee | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Roger Mitchell

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Li-Young Lee.
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Critical Review by Roger Mitchell

SOURCE: Mitchell, Roger. Review of Rose, by Li-Young Lee. Prairie Schooner 63, no. 3 (fall 1989): 129-37.

In the following excerpt, Mitchell defines the tenderness of Rose, deeming Lee a promising new poet.

Rose, Li-Young Lee's first book, begins the career of a promising poet. Lee is one of a rising number of Asian-American writers, though in Rose that background is not an issue. One line refers to someone “exiled from one republic and daily defeated in another.” Two other lines recall someone “who was driven from the foreign schoolyards / by fists and yelling, who trembled in anger in each retelling.” There is a poem, too, about relatives singing and remembering China. But Lee does not dwell on grievances. He recreates, instead, “immedicable woes” (Frost's term) about his love for...

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