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Gish Jen

Autor(a) de Typical American

14+ Works 2,366 Membros 75 Críticas 5 Favorited

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Associated Works

The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000) — Contribuidor — 1,536 exemplares
The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction (1983) — Contribuidor — 1,114 exemplares
Race, Class, and Gender in the United States: An Integrated Study (1992) — Contribuidor, algumas edições505 exemplares
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Contribuidor — 440 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1995 (1995) — Contribuidor — 298 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2013 (2013) — Contribuidor — 267 exemplares
America Street: A Multicultural Anthology of Stories (1993) — Contribuidor — 226 exemplares
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Contribuidor — 157 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1988 (1988) — Contribuidor — 156 exemplares
Half and Half: Writers on Growing Up Biracial and Bicultural (1998) — Contribuidor — 134 exemplares
Growing up Asian American: An Anthology (1993) — Contribuidor — 98 exemplares
Who Do You Think You Are?: Stories of Friends and Enemies (1993) — Contribuidor — 94 exemplares
Coming of Age in America: A Multicultural Anthology (1994) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
Granta 120: Medicine (2012) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2022 (2022) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art (2018) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Asian-American Literature: An Anthology (2000) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Humor Me: An Anthology of Humor by Writers of Color (2002) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Not sci-fi. Not baseball.
It is a waste of time.
NoelShortt | 17 outras críticas | Nov 13, 2023 |
GHA.Library | 17 outras críticas | 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 | 1 outra crítica | 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.… (mais)
jklugman | 11 outras críticas | Mar 28, 2023 |



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