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Viet Thanh Nguyen

Autor(a) de The Sympathizer

16+ Works 5,719 Membros 235 Reviews 2 Favorited

About the Author

Viet Thanh Nguyen was born in Ban Me Thuot, Viet Nam. In 1975, he came to the United States as a refugee with his family. He received degrees in English and ethnic studies from the University of California Berkeley. After receiving a Ph.D. in English from Berkeley, he began teaching at the mostrar mais University of Southern California and has been there ever since. He is an associate professor of English and American studies and ethnicity. He is the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War. The novel The Sympathizer won the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature in Fiction, and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. His latsest novel is The Refugees. He co-edited Transpacific Studies: Framing an Emerging Field with Janet Hoskins. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Photo by Webb Chappell found at Narrative Magazine


Obras de Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Sympathizer (2015) 3,819 cópias
The Refugees (2017) 947 cópias
The Committed (2021) 440 cópias
The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives (2018) — Editor — 152 cópias
Chicken of the Sea (2019) 12 cópias
Vietnamees in Parijs (2022) 3 cópias
Refugiados 2 cópias
Simone (2024) 2 cópias
Nguyen Viet Thanh 1 exemplar(es)
L'idealista (2022) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art (2018) — Introdução — 71 cópias
Go Home! (2018) — Prefácio — 53 cópias
One World Two: A Second Global Anthology of Short Stories (2016) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
How Do I Explain This to My Kids?: Parenting in the Age of Trump (2017) — Contribuinte, algumas edições10 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



A massive flood in Vietnam when mother was a small girl. A horrible wildfire in California now as she is a child. Scary stuff! Who is there to help in each disaster? And who will be there next time?
The illustrations by Minnie Phan are meaningful, imaginative, clear, and with the muted colors of pencil work.
Well suited for reading WITH someone of any age including ESL, and great for gifting to anyone, and especially to a school or teacher or your public library!
I requested and received a free temporary e-book on Adobe Digital Editions from Astra Books for Young Readers, Minerva via NetGalley. Thank you!
Available May 07, 2024
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jetangen4571 | 1 outra resenha | Feb 10, 2024 |
Another excellent book by Viet Thanh Nguyen.

These short stories are beautifully written and masterfully crafted. This is my second experience with Viet Thanh Nguyen's writing and it did not disappoint. Great glimpses into the lives of Vietnamese post-war refugees.
bschweiger | outras 48 resenhas | Feb 4, 2024 |
This sequel to Viet Thanh Nguyens' Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Sympathizer, is no less brilliant than its predecessor. The writing is whip-smart, witty, and lyrical.

Set in the early 1980s, the Eurasian, heretofore nameless, narrator--who calls himself Vo Danh in this book, which means, literally, "nameless"--is a refugee again, this time in Paris. France is the land and of his father--a priest who impregnated a young Vietnamese girl--and he still cannot feel at home, being a man of two faces and two minds. His current refugee status is the result of his time in a communist reeducation camp, from which he and his "best friend and blood brother," Bon, have fled via a harrowing boat trip and a flight from Jakarta.

In his new home, he becomes involved in organized crime in an underworld that is populated by former French colonists: Vietnamese thugs, Cambodian prostitutes, and alienated Algerians. It is interesting that Nguyen chose the title "The Committed," given that the narrator is anything but committed to a single idea or political philosophy. He is disillusioned with communism. As was developed in the first book, Vo Danh is blessed--or cursed--with the ability to see both sides of an issue, and after he has spent some time in France, he is not prepared to disavow Marxism or to embrace capitalism. Perhaps what he is ultimately committed to is his own psychological torture by undergoing serious self-examination.

If I could give more than five stars to a review, this would be the book. It took me a couple of weeks to read it because I had to stop and think about so many observations Nguyen made through this disturbing, interesting character. Fantastic.
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bschweiger | outras 19 resenhas | Feb 4, 2024 |
Stunning book. The story is remarkable, the writing so visual and textural. I will read more by Viet Thanh Nguyen.
bschweiger | outras 149 resenhas | Feb 4, 2024 |



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