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The Book The Latehomecomer
The Author Kao Kalia Yang
The Publisher Coffee House Press
Release Date2017-03-20
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 312
ISBN 9781566894791
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: An NEA Big Read Selection “This is the best account of the Hmong experience I’ve ever read—powerful, heartbreaking, and unforgettable.”—Anne Fadiman, author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down “A narrative packed with the stuff of life.” —Entertainment Weekly Kao Kalia Yang is the author of The Song Poet and The Latehomecomer, which was a finalist for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award and the Asian American Literary Award, and received the 2009 Minnesota Book Award.


The Book Mavis Gallant on Her Work
The Author
The Publisher Editions Publibook
Release Date2009
Genre Women and literature
Pages 163
ISBN 9782748384444
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Song Poet
The Author Kao Kalia Yang
The Publisher Metropolitan Books
Release Date2016-05-10
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 304
ISBN 9781627794954
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: From the author of The Latehomecomer, a powerful memoir of her father, a Hmong song poet who sacrificed his gift for his children's future in America In the Hmong tradition, the song poet recounts the story of his people, their history and tragedies, joys and losses; extemporizing or drawing on folk tales, he keeps the past alive, invokes the spirits and the homeland, and records courtships, births, weddings, and wishes. Following her award-winning book The Latehomecomer, Kao Kalia Yang now retells the life of her father Bee Yang, the song poet, a Hmong refugee in Minnesota, driven from the mountains of Laos by American's Secret War. Bee lost his father as a young boy and keenly felt his orphanhood. He would wander from one neighbor to the next, collecting the things they said to each other, whispering the words to himself at night until, one day, a song was born. Bee sings the life of his people through the war-torn jungle and a Thai refugee camp. But the songs fall away in the cold, bitter world of a Minneapolis housing project and on the factory floor until, with the death of Bee's mother, the songs leave him for good. But before they do, Bee, with his poetry, has polished a life of poverty for his children, burnished their grim reality so that they might shine. Written with the exquisite beauty for which Kao Kalia Yang is renowned, The Song Poet is a love story -- of a daughter for her father, a father for his children, a people for their land, their traditions, and all that they have lost.


The Book Writing Into Being
The Author Chong Moua
The Publisher
Release Date2011
Genre
Pages 80
ISBN OCLC:743301793
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Postcolonial Yearning
The Author A. Sen
The Publisher Springer
Release Date2013-02-20
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 115
ISBN 9781137340184
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Anglophone postcolonial studies has been characterized by its secular nature. Yet as the first generation of scholars grapples with mortality, a yearning for spiritual meaning is emerging in many texts. This study synthesizes the sacred language used in these texts with critical theory in order to create a holistic frame for interpretive analysis.


The Book Telling Stories
The Author Jacqueline Bardolph
The Publisher Rodopi
Release Date2001
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 477
ISBN 9042015241
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The present volume is a highly comprehensive assessment of the postcolonial short story since the thirty-six contributions cover most geographical areas concerned. Another important feature is that it deals not only with exclusive practitioners of the genre (Mansfield, Munro), but also with well-known novelists (Achebe, Armah, Atwood, Carey, Rushdie), so that stimulating comparisons are suggested between shorter and longer works by the same authors. In addition, the volume is of interest for the study of aspects of orality (dialect, dance rhythms, circularity and trickster figure for instance) and of the more or less conflictual relationships between the individual (character or implied author) and the community.Furthermore, the marginalized status of women emerges as another major theme, both as regards the past for white women settlers, or the present for urbanized characters, primarily in Africa and India. The reader will also have the rare pleasure of discovering Janice Kulik Keefer's “Fox,” her version of what she calls in her commentary “displaced autobiography'” or “creative non-fiction.” Lastly, an extensive bibliography on the postcolonial short story opens up further possibilities for research.


The Book Learning to Look
The Author Lesley Clement
The Publisher McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release Date2000-04-01
Genre Fiction
Pages 293
ISBN 9780773520417
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In Learning to Look Lesley Clement traces the evolution of Mavis Gallant's visually evocative style through five decades of her short fictional works. From her earliest explorations of displacement and the disparity between perception and reality, through her later explorations of memory and history, to her more recent explorations of the role of culture in a contemporary world where commercialism and madness threaten to extinguish the potential for illumination and enlightenment, Gallant envisages and renders her fictional world with the techniques analogous to those of visual artists.


The Book Paris Stories
The Author Mavis Gallant
The Publisher New York Review of Books
Release Date2011-04-27
Genre Fiction
Pages 400
ISBN 9781590174227
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A NEW YORK REVIEW BOOKS ORIGINAL Mavis Gallant is a contemporary legend, a frequent contributor to The New Yorkerfor close to fifty years who has, in the words of The New York Times, "radically reshaped the short story for decade after decade." Michael Ondaatje's new selection of Gallant's work gathers some of the most memorable of her stories set in Europe and Paris, where Gallant has long lived. Mysterious, funny, insightful, and heartbreaking, these are tales of expatriates and exiles, wise children and straying saints. Together they compose a secret history, at once intimate and panoramic, of modern times.


The Book The Selected Stories of Mavis Gallant
The Author Mavis Gallant
The Publisher A&C Black
Release Date2014-07-04
Genre Fiction
Pages 912
ISBN 9781408858332
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 'Stories are not chapters of novels. They should not be read one after another, as if they were meant to follow along. Read one. Shut the book. Read something else. Come back later. Stories can wait' Mavis Gallant In 1950, THE NEW YORKER accepted one of Mavis Gallant's short stories for publication and she has since become the one of the most accomplished and respected short story writers of her time. Gallant is an undisputed master whose peerless prose captures the range of human experience in her sweeping portraits set in Europe in the second half of the last century. An expatriate herself, her stories deal with exile, displacement, of love and of estranged emotions, but they are never conventional. This collection of fifty-two stories, written between 1953 and 1995, is timeless, to be savoured and re-read.


The Book Essays on Canadian Writing
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1990
Genre Canadian literature
Pages
ISBN UCAL:B3901186
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Mijn lange weg naar huis
The Author Saroo Brierley
The Publisher Boekerij
Release Date2015-07-01
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages
ISBN 9789402304329
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Lion is de indrukwekkende verfilming van Mijn lange weg naar huis, met Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) en Rooney Mara in de hoofdrollen Op een klein station in India is de vijfjarige Saroo zijn broer kwijtgeraakt. Hij klimt in een treinstel om hem te zoeken, maar raakt per ongeluk opgesloten en komt helemaal alleen aan de andere kant van India in Calcutta terecht. Zonder zijn familie en zonder te weten uit welk dorpje hij komt, zwerft hij wekenlang door de straten van de grote stad tot hij wordt opgenomen door een weeshuis. Ook daar weten ze zijn familie niet op te sporen en uiteindelijk wordt Saroo geadopteerd door een Australisch echtpaar bij wie hij gelukkig opgroeit. Als hij bijna dertig is, en de technologie zo veel verder is dan toen, gaat Saroo met behulp van Google Earth op zoek naar het station waar hij al die jaren geleden zijn familie kwijtraakte. Elke avond bekijkt hij urenlang de spoorlijnen die naar Calcutta leiden, tot hij na een jaar dat ene station denkt te herkennen. Hij vertrekt naar India om te kijken of hij zijn familie weer terug kan vinden... De pers over Mijn lange weg naar huis ‘Lees dit aangrijpende verhaal. Met zijn levendige herinneringen beheerst Saroo de kunst van het vertellen.’ The Weekly Review ‘Ik kon dit boek niet wegleggen. Saroos zoektocht, evenals de veerkracht van de mens, zal je laten huilen van vreugde.’ **** Manly Daily ‘Een feelgoodboek over een zeer bijzondere reis.’ Sun-Herald


The Book Mavis Gallant
The Author Danielle Schaub
The Publisher New York : Twayne Publishers ; London ; Toronto : Prentice Hall International
Release Date1998
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 230
ISBN 080574553X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "In unsentimental prose and with sharp wit, Canadian-born Mavis Gallant portrays the isolation, fear, and detachment that afflict rootless North American and European expatriates. Gallant's challenging stories require her readers' active participation; unless they add their own building blocks, the stories will not stand. Danielle Schaub discusses Gallant's disconcerting use of techniques and their impact on her work's thematics, reconciling the inherent tension governing the lives of Gallant's characters and the way she strains language and exploits narrative devices to translate it. Social, political, and historical issues treated in Gallant's work are discussed in relation to the techniques used, making it easier for readers to understand the largely European context of the stories."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


The Book Refractions of Germany in Canadian Literature and Culture
The Author Heinz Antor
The Publisher De Gruyter
Release Date2003
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 377
ISBN UOM:39015061322080
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This volume presents a series of in-depth studies of particular authors or specific aspects of Germany in Canadian literature and culture, present and past. Individual investigations resonate with each other, adding up to a larger picture of Canada's views on Germany and things German in all their richness, complexity and historical persistence.


The Book The Collected Stories
The Author Mavis Gallant
The Publisher Everyman's Library
Release Date2016-08-09
Genre Fiction
Pages 912
ISBN 9781101907641
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This generous collection of fifty-two stories, selected from across her prolific career by the author, includes a preface in which she discusses the sources of her art. A widely admired master of the short story, Mavis Gallant was a Canadian-born writer who lived in France and died in 2014 at the age of ninety-one. Her more than one hundred stories, most published in The New Yorker over five decades beginning in 1951, have influenced generations of writers and earned her comparisons to Anton Chekhov, Henry James, and George Eliot. She has been hailed by Michael Ondaatje as “one of the great story writers of our time.” With irony and an unfailing eye for the telling detail, Gallant weaves stories of spare complexity, often pushing the boundaries of the form in boldly unconventional directions. The settings in The Collected Stories range from Paris to Berlin to Switzerland, from the Italian Riviera to the Côte d’Azur, and her characters are almost all exiles of one sort or another, as she herself was for most of her expatriate life. The wit and precision of her prose, combined with her expansive view of humanity, provide a rare and deep reading pleasure. With breathtaking control and compression, Gallant delivers a whole life, a whole world, in each story. From the Hardcover edition.


The Book Roots and Routes
The Author Craig Moran
The Publisher
Release Date2009
Genre Hmong (Asian people)
Pages 67
ISBN OCLC:436288789
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Provides a brief history of the Hmong people and provides the back story to The Latehomecomer by Kao Kalia Yang.


The Book The Moslem Wife and Other Stories
The Author Mavis Gallant
The Publisher New Canadian Library
Release Date1994-01
Genre Fiction
Pages 252
ISBN STANFORD:36105021007294
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Internationally celebrated as among the finest stories written in English today, Mavis Gallant's fiction offers a penetrating and powerful vision of contemporary human relationships in Europe and North America. The Moslem Wife and Other Stories brings together eleven of Gallant's best stories from over three decades. These embody the beauty, irony, and compassion of a master writer's fictional universe. Amid the complex perceptions of the past that haunt her characters, Gallant deploys her sharp comic eye to superb effect: in the figures who move through her stories, we catch troubling, fleeting glimpses of our own lives. Selected and with an afterword by Mordecai Richler. From the eBook edition.


The Book The O Henry Prize Stories 2003
The Author Laura Furman
The Publisher Anchor
Release Date2003
Genre Fiction
Pages 366
ISBN 1400031311
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Presents a collection of short stories judged to be the best in America for 2002.


The Book Mavis Gallant and her works
The Author Judith Skelton Grant
The Publisher Ecw Press
Release Date1989-01-01
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 58
ISBN IND:30000111999375
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: These studies of Canadian authors fulfill a real need in the study of Canadian literature. Each monograph is a separately bound study of about 55 pages. Each contains a biography of the author, a description of the tradition and milieu that influenced the author, a survey of the criticism on the author, a comprehensive essay on all the author's key works, and a detailed bibliography of primary and secondary works.


The Book Reading Mavis Gallant
The Author Janice Kulyk Keefer
The Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date1989-10-26
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 231
ISBN UOM:39015014934288
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This book examines the nature and scope of the work of Mavis Gallant, the noted Canadian short story writer and novelist, who delights readers with the elegance and authority of her prose while disconcerting them with the sharp edge of her vision. Examining her fiction, journalism, and work in the theatre, Keefer explores her preoccupation with "the prison of childhood," and the constricted world of women, as well as her continual concern with the function of memory. Keefer also focuses closely on both the rewards and the problems that readers encounter in any sustained engagement with Gallant's work, raising important questions about the nature of contemporary fiction and Gallant's unique Canadian perspective.


The Book The Publishers Weekly
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date2008
Genre American literature
Pages
ISBN UCSD:31822036343077
Language English, Spanish, And French