Night, Again Contemporary Fiction from Vietnam

ISBN-10: 1583227067

ISBN-13: 9781583227060

Edition: 2nd 2006

Authors: Linh Dinh

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""Night, Again" is fresh, invigorating work. Taken all together, these brief prose pieces have the scope of a fine novel."-"The Philadelphia Inquirer" "Not only are these stories, almost without exception, very strong on purely literary grounds, but they also provide an invaluable firsthand documentation of a society undergoing rapid change."-"The Times Literary Supplement" "Unsentimental and sensual, the stories in "Night, Again" are imbued with sly wit and haunting music. The range of style and subject matter is impressive. Out of the ruins of war, these living writers demonstrate their profound resilience, poetic vision, and luminous artistry."-Jessica Hagedorn "Carefully chosen stories from writers whose styles and subject matter exhibit real range. . . . [T]hese pieces suggest a nuanced and decidedly polyvalent view of Vietnam."-"A. Magazine" "A forceful and stunning compendium by a talented editor, "Night, Again" is unquestionably one of the finest literary entries in years from the new Asia and is essential for modern Asia-Pacific collections."-"Choice" Praised for its documentary importance and literary brilliance when it was first published in 1996 and now updated with two new stories, "Night, Again" offers us the unique opportunity to see the Vietnamese through their own eyes and surprises us with its playfully ironic portraits. Awarded a Pew Fellowship in 1993 and hosted in Certaldo, Italy, as a guest of the InternationalParliament of Writers and of Cities of Asylum, Linh Dinh is an accomplished author, poet, and translator. He has written two collections of stories, "Fake House" and "Blood and Soap", and two books of poems, "All Around What Empties Out" and "American Tatts". His work has been anthologized in "The Best American Poetry 2000", "The Best American Poetry 2004", and "Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present".
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List price: $14.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication date: 2/7/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Artist and writer Linh Dinh was born in Saigon in 1963, came to the United States in 1975, and after 24 years returned to live in Ho Chi Minh City in 1998. Dinh is the author of a chapbook of poems, "Drunkard Boxing" (Singing Horse Press, 1998), and the editor of a short story anthology, "Night, Again: Contemporary Fiction from Vietnam" (Seven Stories Press, 1996). In 1993, he was the recipient of a Pew Charitable Trust fellowship for his poetry. His stories, poems, translations, and reviews have appeared in recent issues of the "Threepenny Review", "New American Writing", "Chicago Review", "Sulfur", "Denver Quarterly", "American Poetry Review", "New York Stories", and "Volt", among other journals. His prose poem, "The Most Beautiful Word," has been anthologized in "Best American Poetry 2000".

Sleeping on Earth
A Marker on the Side of the Boat
Reflections of Spring
Without a King
The River's Curse
Scenes from an Alley
The Way Station
A Stagnant Water Place
Nine Down Makes Ten
Men, Women and Flowers
In the Recovery Room
Gunboat on the Yangtze
The Pre-War Atmosphere
A Ferry Stop in the Country
Authors' Biographies
Translators' Biographies
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