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Yiyun Li

Autor(a) de The Vagrants

31+ Works 3,561 Membros 166 Reviews 9 Favorited

About the Author

Obras de Yiyun Li

The Vagrants (2009) 847 cópias
The Book of Goose (2022) 403 cópias
Kinder Than Solitude (2014) 312 cópias
Where Reasons End (2019) 255 cópias
Must I Go (2020) 155 cópias
Wednesday's Child: Stories (2023) 83 cópias
The Story of Gilgamesh (2011) 24 cópias
A Sheltered Woman (2015) 13 cópias
Bin Yıllık Dua (2016) 2 cópias
Tisuću godina molitvi (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
Partir quand même (2023) 1 exemplar(es)
Gilgames (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
A Man Like Him (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Li, Yiyun Archive 1 exemplar(es)
Prison 1 exemplar(es)
Secrets of the Trade 1 exemplar(es)
After a Life 1 exemplar(es)
Los buenos deseos 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Best American Short Stories 2006 (2006) — Contribuinte — 549 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2009 (2009) — Contribuinte — 362 cópias
The Real Story of Ah-Q and Other Tales of China: The Complete Fiction of Lu Xun (2009) — Posfácio, algumas edições299 cópias
The Best American Travel Writing 2006 (2006) — Contribuinte — 205 cópias
Granta 97: Best of Young American Novelists 2 (2007) — Contribuinte — 196 cópias
20 Under 40: Stories from The New Yorker (2010) — Contribuinte; Contribuinte — 169 cópias
The Best American Essays 2014 (2014) — Contribuinte — 167 cópias
Naked Earth (1954) — Introdução, algumas edições128 cópias
Granta 109: Work (2009) — Contribuinte — 118 cópias
The Decameron Project: 29 New Stories from the Pandemic (2020) — Contribuinte — 112 cópias
Granta 125: After the War (2013) — Contribuinte — 82 cópias
W-3 (1974) — Introdução, algumas edições51 cópias
Sex and Death: Stories (2016) — Contribuinte — 44 cópias
Everyday People: The Color of Life--a Short Story Anthology (2018) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
A Cage Went in Search of a Bird: Ten Kafkaesque Stories (2024) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
早稲田文学増刊 女性号 (2017) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum



This was a very frustrating read for me, because I wanted so badly to love it and just couldn’t. It’s a book with many qualities that I’m drawn to: clever prose, intense adolescent female friendship, an English boarding school. But as a reader who loves characters, I found the central pair of friends (teenagers Agnes and Fabienne, living in rural poverty in France after World War 2) challenging to connect with in different ways. Agnes, the narrator, is a void where a personality should be. She’s mostly defined in opposition to Fabienne, but in ways that feel very surface level: Fabienne is active, Agnes is passive. Fabienne is willful, Agnes subsumes her will to Fabienne’s. Fabienne is impetuous, Agnes is reserved. You may think that Fabienne is the more interesting character and you would be right, but we only see her through Agnes’s eyes and Agnes seems to find her inscrutable, or at least inarticulable. The writing almost feels like it undercuts any emotional power the novel threatens to demonstrate, often refusing to let story beats breathe before making a droll comment on them. It just never came together to draw me in.… (mais)
ghneumann | outras 20 resenhas | Jun 14, 2024 |
Wednesdays child, the first story, was a 5 star read for me. I had tears streaming down my face. Unfortunately the others were all mid. The pomegranate is beautiful though.
spiritedstardust | outras 4 resenhas | Jun 1, 2024 |
Perhaps I am not a candidate for coming of age tales even though Li is a favorite author for other titles. Lovely writing and a good start but midway I lost interest and my detachment had me close the book. Other library patrons were lining up.
featherbooks | outras 20 resenhas | May 7, 2024 |
Today I awoke eager to read more of the [a:Yiyun Li|148348|Yiyun Li|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1243545452p2/148348.jpg] memoir, [b:Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life|30211990|Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life|Yiyun Li|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1471277778s/30211990.jpg|50666145]. Pondering her life and rich literary history, her teachers, her mentors, the books she wrote and read that mattered to her, she also circles back to her two suicide attempts and experience with depression. She talks of memory and time. as well as transitions ordered by a new language. Born in China which she left to go to college in Iowa, she writes in English. This is another moving memoir expanding my to-read list by a dozen or more titles. During the time she is unwell, she focuses on journals and letters: Tolstoy, Turgenev, Stefan Zweig, William Trevor, Katherine Mansfield. A cover blurb from Mary Gaitskill says it perfectly: "A must read for anyone trying to stay sane in a world that might be perceived as insane."… (mais)
featherbooks | outras 24 resenhas | May 7, 2024 |



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