Charlie Chan is Dead: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Fiction

Charlie Chan is Dead: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Fiction Jessica Hagedorn
  • Title: Charlie Chan is Dead: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Fiction
  • Author: Jessica Hagedorn
  • ISBN: 9780140231113
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Paperback
  • Charlie Chan is Dead: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Fiction Jessica Hagedorn Charlie Chan is Dead An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Fiction The writers included in this ground breaking anthology are exhilarating in their differences cultural backgrounds age range literary styles From Jose Garcia Villa s minimalist Untitled Story first
    The writers included in this ground breaking anthology are exhilarating in their differences cultural backgrounds, age range, literary styles From Jose Garcia Villa s minimalist Untitled Story, first published in 1933, to Meena Alexander s Manhattan Music, with its razor sharp look at the hip downtown New York art scene of the troubled 1990s, their stories sweep acThe writers included in this ground breaking anthology are exhilarating in their differences cultural backgrounds, age range, literary styles From Jose Garcia Villa s minimalist Untitled Story, first published in 1933, to Meena Alexander s Manhattan Music, with its razor sharp look at the hip downtown New York art scene of the troubled 1990s, their stories sweep across the twentieth century and across the range of Asian American experience These characters make love, worry about the future, endure hardships They audition for jobs as anchormen They are displaced, assimilated, rebellious They lie and cheat they betray themselves and others These are stories about Asian Americans, yes, but, finally, they are stories about life.
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    About Jessica Hagedorn


    1. Jessica Tarahata Hagedorn was born and raised in Manila, Philippines in 1949 With her background, a Scots Irish French Filipino mother and a Filipino Spanish father with one Chinese ancestor, Hagedorn adds a unique perspective to Asian American performance and literature Her mixed media style often incorporates song, poetry, images, and spoken dialogue.Moving to San Francisco in 1963, Hagedorn received her education at the American Conservatory Theater training program To further pursue playwriting and music, she moved to New York in 1978.Joseph Papp produced her first play Mango Tango in 1978 Hagedorn s other productions include Tenement Lover, Holy Food, and Teenytown.In 1985, 1986, and 1988, she received Macdowell Colony Fellowships, which helped enable her to write the novel Dogeaters, which illuminates many different aspects of Filipino experience, focusing on the influence of America through radio, television, and movie theaters She shows the complexities of the love hate relationship many Filipinos in diaspora feel toward their past After its publication in 1990, her novel earned a 1990 National Book Award nomination and an American Book Award In 1998, La Jolla Playhouse produced a stage adaptation.She lives in New York with her husband and two daughters, and continues to be a poet, storyteller, musician, playwright, and multimedia performance artist.


    490 Comments


    1. Charlie Chan is Dead was published in 1993, but feels in some ways a lot older than that I mean, the last unsuccessful reboot of the franchise was in 1981 How many people under the age of forty know who Charlie Chan is have read one of his books or seen one of his films 1993 was also the year of the film adaptation of Amy Tan s bestselling The Joy Luck Club, the most high profile Asian American film to date which says sad things about the movie industry, but marks Charlie Chan is Dead as a docum [...]

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    2. A series of impossibly bad editorial choices made by the evidently over political Ms Hagedorn Most of the authors selected were quite good, and a number of the stories were as well However, as an anthology, this book failed I ll make a point of seeking out these authors in other formats.

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    3. As always with short story collections, it s a mixed bag of good and bad ones But this is probably the least enjoyable collection of short stories I ve read recently, unfortunately Some were good, most were meh, and some were downright terrible.

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    4. I was introduced to a diverse group of Asian Asian American writers with different styles and senses of humor I name this one of my favorite books because it was my stepping stone into the world of Asian American literature and experience.

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    5. a great compilation of asian american authors a definite learning tool

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    6. Read many of the stories while in college Now I m reading all the Filipino stories.

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    7. Love short story excerpts about culture and sexuality Definately the type of books I love to read.

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    8. This anthology has some great stories that may interest Asians and other nationals alike One of my favorites was Yamauchi s That Was All.

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    9. I liked it I liked it a lot.

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