The Latehomecomer

The Latehomecomer Author Kao Kalia Yang
ISBN-10 9781566892629
Release 2010-12-15
Pages 296
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In search of a place to call home, thousands of Hmong families made the journey from the war-torn jungles of Laos to the overcrowded refugee camps of Thailand and onward to America. But lacking a written language of their own, the Hmong experience has been primarily recorded by others. Driven to tell her family’s story after her grandmother’s death, The Latehomecomer is Kao Kalia Yang’s tribute to the remarkable woman whose spirit held them all together. It is also an eloquent, firsthand account of a people who have worked hard to make their voices heard. Beginning in the 1970s, as the Hmong were being massacred for their collaboration with the United States during the Vietnam War, Yang recounts the harrowing story of her family’s captivity, the daring rescue undertaken by her father and uncles, and their narrow escape into Thailand where Yang was born in the Ban Vinai Refugee Camp. When she was six years old, Yang’s family immigrated to America, and she evocatively captures the challenges of adapting to a new place and a new language. Through her words, the dreams, wisdom, and traditions passed down from her grandmother and shared by an entire community have finally found a voice. Together with her sister, Kao Kalia Yang is the founder of a company dedicated to helping immigrants with writing, translating, and business services. A graduate of Carleton College and Columbia University, Yang has recently screened The Place Where We Were Born, a film documenting the experiences of Hmong American refugees. Visit her website at www.kaokaliayang.com.



100 of the Most Outrageous Comments about the Latehomecomer

100 of the Most Outrageous Comments about the Latehomecomer Author Samuel Darting
ISBN-10 5458901843
Release 2013-03
Pages 44
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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.



Telling Stories

Telling Stories Author Jacqueline Bardolph
ISBN-10 9042015241
Release 2001
Pages 477
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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 Song Poet

The Song Poet Author Kao Kalia Yang
ISBN-10 9781627794954
Release 2016-05-10
Pages 304
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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.



Postcolonial Yearning

Postcolonial Yearning Author Asha Sen
ISBN-10 9781137340177
Release 2013-02-20
Pages 120
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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.



Paris Stories

Paris Stories Author Mavis Gallant
ISBN-10 9781590174227
Release 2011-04-27
Pages 400
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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 Selected Stories of Mavis Gallant

The Selected Stories of Mavis Gallant Author Mavis Gallant
ISBN-10 9781408858332
Release 2014-07-04
Pages 912
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'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.



Essays on Canadian Writing

Essays on Canadian Writing Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B3901186
Release 1990
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Essays on Canadian Writing has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Essays on Canadian Writing also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Essays on Canadian Writing book for free.



Mavis Gallant

Mavis Gallant Author Danielle Schaub
ISBN-10 080574553X
Release 1998
Pages 230
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"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



Refractions of Germany in Canadian Literature and Culture

Refractions of Germany in Canadian Literature and Culture Author Heinz Antor
ISBN-10 UOM:39015061322080
Release 2003
Pages 377
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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 Collected Stories

The Collected Stories Author Mavis Gallant
ISBN-10 9781101907641
Release 2016-08-09
Pages 912
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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 Moslem Wife and Other Stories

The Moslem Wife and Other Stories Author Mavis Gallant
ISBN-10 9781551996325
Release 2011-06-01
Pages 256
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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.



The O Henry Prize Stories 2003

The O  Henry Prize Stories 2003 Author Laura Furman
ISBN-10 1400031311
Release 2003
Pages 366
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Presents a collection of short stories judged to be the best in America for 2002.



Mavis Gallant and her works

Mavis Gallant and her works Author Judith Skelton Grant
ISBN-10 IND:30000111999375
Release 1989-01-01
Pages 58
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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.



Reading Mavis Gallant

Reading Mavis Gallant Author Janice Kulyk Keefer
ISBN-10 UOM:39015014934288
Release 1989-10-26
Pages 231
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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 Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly Author
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822036343077
Release 2008
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The Publishers Weekly has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Publishers Weekly also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Publishers Weekly book for free.



Writing Into Being

Writing Into Being Author Chong Moua
ISBN-10 OCLC:743301793
Release 2011
Pages 80
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Writing Into Being has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Writing Into Being also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Writing Into Being book for free.