Title

A "Descent Toward the Unknown" in the Poetry of Ai

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1995

Keywords

Women, poetry, minority and ethnic groups, literary criticism, language

Abstract

Mintz argues that the poet Ai's fourth book "Fate," a collection of dramatic monologues, is marked by the unique voicelessness of a multi-ethnic woman. Her dramatic monologues construct reality through language and examine a postmodern world of fragmented allegiances in which no unmediated, inviolable feminine voice is possible.

Published In

Sage

Volume

9

Issue

2

Pages

36