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Stèles
Victor Segalen; Timothy Billings, trans.; Christopher Bush, trans.; Haun Saussy, fwd.

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

• ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
• FOREWORD, BY HAUN SAUSSY
• STÈLES BY VICTOR SEGALEN
• PREFACE
• CONTENTS
• THE POEMS
• STÈLES FACING SOUTH
• With No Reign Mark
• The Three Primitive Hymns
• On a Dubious Guest
• In Praise of a Western Virgin
• Luminous Religion
• In Honor of a Solitary Sage
• The People of Mani
• Pious Vision
• To the Ten Thousand Years
• Marching Order
• Nominations
• Departure
• Homage to Reason
• Funeral Edict
• Disease
• STÈLES FACING NORTH
• Imprint
• Mirrors
• False Fade
• From Distances
• To the One
• Faithful Betrayal
• No Mistake
• Vampire
• ORIENTED STÈLES
• The Five Relations
• To Please Her
• Face in her Eyes
• They Tell Me
• My Lover Has the Virtues of Water
• Musical Stone
• Supplication
• Equivocal Sister
• Provisional Stèle
• In the Praise of the Young Girl
• Stèle to Desire
• Out of Respect
• OCCIDENTED STÈLES
• Mongol Libation
• Written in Blood
• At Sword Point
• Hymn to the Sleeping Dragon
• Savage Oath
• Chivalry
• Order to the Sun
• STÈLES BY THE WAYSIDE
• Advice to the Good Traveller
• Solid Storm
• In Praise of Jade
• Tablet of Wisdom
• Yellow Earth
• The Pass
• Stèle of Tears
• The Bad Craftsmen
• Stèle of the Path of the Soul
• STÈLES OF THE MIDDLE
• To Lose Quotidian South
• To the Contrary
• Memorial Jewel
• To the Secret Demon
• Libération
• Underground Judges
• Earth-Bound
• Prince of Forbidden Joys
• Praise & Power of Absence
• Moment
• Violet Forbidden City
• Runaway Chariot
• Hidden Name
• AFTERWORD, "EXPLANATION OF THE EDITION"
• STÈLES AT A GLANCE
• CRITICAL NOTES
• BIBLIOGRAPHY
• ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Fri, 19 May 2017 13:29:38 -0500