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Gish Jen

Autor/a de Typical American

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The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000) — Col·laborador — 1,548 exemplars
The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction (1983) — Col·laborador — 1,124 exemplars
Race, Class, and Gender in the United States: An Integrated Study (1992) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions511 exemplars
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Col·laborador — 443 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 1995 (1995) — Col·laborador — 301 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 2013 (2013) — Col·laborador — 273 exemplars
America Street: A Multicultural Anthology of Stories (1993) — Col·laborador — 228 exemplars
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Col·laborador — 159 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 1988 (1988) — Col·laborador — 159 exemplars
Half and Half: Writers on Growing Up Biracial and Bicultural (1998) — Col·laborador — 138 exemplars
Growing up Asian American: An Anthology (1993) — Col·laborador — 101 exemplars
Who Do You Think You Are?: Stories of Friends and Enemies (1993) — Col·laborador — 94 exemplars
Coming of Age in America: A Multicultural Anthology (1994) — Col·laborador — 94 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 2022 (2022) — Col·laborador — 86 exemplars
Granta 120: Medicine (2012) — Col·laborador — 82 exemplars
It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art (2018) — Col·laborador — 71 exemplars
Asian-American Literature: An Anthology (2000) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
Humor Me: An Anthology of Humor by Writers of Color (2002) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars


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Not sci-fi. Not baseball.
It is a waste of time.
NoelShortt | Hi ha 17 ressenyes més | Nov 13, 2023 |
GHA.Library | Hi ha 17 ressenyes més | May 4, 2023 |
This was an outstanding reading experience for me. I enjoyed seeing the ways the various characters cropped up and related to one another in these connected short stories. I also really appreciated the exploration of different generational experiences, with stories set from the 70s until the 2020s. I thought the exploration of Chinese vs. American POVs was equal parts fascinating and humorous. I’ll be revisiting this again in the future.
psalva | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Mar 28, 2023 |
Jen tracks the assimilation of a Shanghainese immigrant, Yifeng (Ralph) Chang, to the United States in the 1940s and 1950s (possibly 1960s as well). It is a rather unsympathetic look, as Chang gets taken in by a fellow immigrant and conman, Grover. Although Ralph is the protagonist, Jen's real focus is on women: his sister, Theresa, and wife, Helen, whose lives are perhaps constrained in a different way in the United States than they were in Shanghai. The lives of this family are told in very short chapters in a third-person, detached sort of way. Although the novel is a bit cynical and dark about the American dream, it is overall fairly melancholy, as Ralph reflects of the wreckage of their lives. For some reason Jen's style did not mesh with me, and overall I was just as detached from these characters as the Jen's narrator.… (més)
jklugman | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | Mar 28, 2023 |



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