Book Review: Verses Going Viral by Heather Inwood

Book Review

"Why is contemporary poetry so lonely" (4) in a time of commercialization and mass media? Along with such poignancy is a paradoxical need to safeguard the elite literary tradition of poetry through blatant collusions with the market and mass media. In a nation with a long tradition in and cultural memory tethered to poetry, contemporary poetry in China has supposedly failed in its dual mission of history--- writing and nation---building, and has thereby lost the aura of the art.h

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • CAO,

Published Date

  • December 1, 2015

Published In

  • Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, and Reviews.

Volume / Issue

  • 37 /


  • English