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Jennifer Ann Ho

Understanding Gish Jen

€ 48.24


`Jennifer Ann Ho introduces readers to a `typical American` writer, Gish Jen, the author of four novels, Typical American, Mona in the Promised Land, The Love Wife, and World and Town; a collection of short stories, Who`s Irish?; and a collection of lectures, Tiger Writing: Art, Culture, and the Interdependent Self. Jen writes with an engaging, sardonic, and imaginative voice illuminating themes common to the American experience: immigration, assimilation, individualism, the freedom to choose one`s pathin life, and the complicated relationships that we have with our families and our communities. A second-generation Chinese American, Jen is widely recognized as an important American literary voice, at once accessible, philosophical, and thought-provoking. In addition to her novels, she has published widely in periodicals such as the New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, and Yale Review. Ho traces the evolution of Jen`s career, her themes, and the development of her narrative voice. In the process she shows why Jen`s observations about life in the United States, though revealed through the perspectives of her Asian American and Asian immigrant characters, resonate with a variety of audiences who find themselves reflected in Jen`s accounts of love, grief, desire,disappointment, and the general domestic experiences that shape all our lives. Following a brief biographical sketch, Ho examines each of Jen`s major works, showing how she traces the transformation of immigrant dreams into mundane life, explores the limits of self-identification, and characterizes problems of cross-national communication alongside the universal problems of aging and generational conflict. Looking beyond Jen`s fiction work, a final chapter examines her essays and her concerns and statureas a public intellectual, and detailed primary and secondary bibliographies provide a valuable point of departure for both teaching and future scholarship`-



Taal / Language : English

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Hardback
133 pagina's
Januari 2015
386 gram
229 x 159 x 25 mm
Univ of South Carolina Pr gb


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