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The Resource Understanding Gish Jen, Jennifer Ann Ho

Understanding Gish Jen, Jennifer Ann Ho

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Understanding Gish Jen
Title
Understanding Gish Jen
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Jennifer Ann Ho
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 path in 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 stature as a public intellectual, and detailed primary and secondary bibliographies provide a valuable point of departure for both teaching and future scholarship"--
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1970-
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Ho, Jennifer Ann
Dewey number
813/.54
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3560.E474
LC item number
Z66 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Understanding contemporary American literature
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  • Jen, Gish
  • Jen, Gish
  • Asian Americans in literature
  • Immigrants in literature
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • Jen, Gish
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / Asian American
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Life Stages / General
  • Asian Americans in literature
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • Immigrants in literature
  • Political and social views
Label
Understanding Gish Jen, Jennifer Ann Ho
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
907966273
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
133 pages
Isbn
9781611175882
Lccn
2015022499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907966273
Label
Understanding Gish Jen, Jennifer Ann Ho
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
907966273
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
133 pages
Isbn
9781611175882
Lccn
2015022499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907966273

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