“I am abandon” ─ discuss the identity and the abandonment esthetics of Lo,Yi-Chin’s poetry "Abandoned Story"
“I am the abandoned”: On Luo Yijun’s Subjectivity and Aesthetics of the Abandoned in The Story of the Abandoned
The Taiwanese novelist Luo Yijun republished his first poetry collection, The Story of the Abandoned, in 2013 and claimed many times the special significance of poetry to his own life. Statements like poetry as his youngest daughter and poetry as the primary form of flat, constrained life may sound strange, but could be inspiriting to the researchers who aim to explore the meaning of poetry writing for Luo Yijun. With reference to psychoanalytic theory, this paper intends to explicate Luo Yijun’s self-consciousness of being abandoned and the way in which he reconstructs his subjectivity by returning to the primary form of life. Based on the theory of abjection, this paper further explores how Luo Yijun accomplishes his aesthetics of the abandoned through the ruthless uncovering of the filthy and the unceasing writing of the abandoned and being abandoned.
Keywords: The Story of the Abandoned, subjectivity, aesthetics of the Abandoned, mirror stage, abjection