S uiet voice that venly seals and contains his anger sadness regret and hope. Idden director behind the scenes never as a presence filled stridency and self congratulation; he brings a great mpathy and "compassion to his depiction the fallible men and women whose acts and attitudes together make " to his depiction the fallible men and women whose acts and attitudes together make history Roger Gilbert Hungry Mind Revi.
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OF CHINA IN THE SECOND HALFChina in the second half the twentieth century At its best Ha Jin's language is as accessible penetrating and mysterious as Pound'. From Jin i admire ha "jin his history his choice of language when he writes hi. S "his history his choice of language when he writes hi. S This is a profound book an vent Frank BidartIn these poems Ha Jin gives voice to the millions whose lives were altered and whose tongues were silenced by the Cultural Revolution If Ha Jin speaks in tongues in these poems we feel him behind those voices the