Asian American Short Story Writers: An A-to-Z Guide

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DAVID WONG LOUIE (1954-)

Rocío G. Davis


♦ BIOGRAPHY

David Wong Louie was born in Rockville Center, New York, in 1954, the second of four children of Chinese immigrants who arrived in the United States after World War II. His parents operated a laundry in a Long Island suburb. He has a B.A. from Vassar College (1977) and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa (1981). He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Lannan Foundation. Louie began publishing in literary journals such as Kansas Quarterly, The Iowa Review, Quarry West, and Ploughshares. His first collection of stories, Pangs of Love (1991), was a New York Times Notable Book of 1991 and a Voice Literary Supplement Favorite that year. It won the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the Ploughshares John C. Zacharis First Book Award for 1991. “Displacement, ” from that collection, was published in The Best American Short Stories 1989. His first novel, The Barbarians Are Coming (2000), won the Association for Asian American Studies Award for Prose in 2000. He taught at Vassar College from 1988 to 1992, and is currently Associate Professor of English and Asian American Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles. Louie lives in Venice, California, with his wife.


♦ MAJOR WORKS AND THEMES

The eleven stories in Pangs of Love explore the often ambivalent situation of Asian Americans (mostly Chinese and male) in contemporary society and address the question of alienation in highly original ways. Though ostensibly

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction - The Asian American Short Story—the Cases of Sui Sin Far, Yamamoto, and Penaranda xiii
  • Peter Bacho (1950-) 1
  • Himani Bannerji (1942-) 5
  • Susham Bedi (1945-) 11
  • Cecilia Manguerra Brainard (1947-) 17
  • Carlos Bulosan (1911-1956) 23
  • Jeffery Paul Chan (1942-) 31
  • G.S.Sharat Chandra (1938-2000) 39
  • Diana Chang (1934-) 45
  • Frank Chin (1940-) 51
  • Susan Choi (1969-) 61
  • Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (1956-) 65
  • Sui Sin Far (Edith Maude Eaton) (1865-1914) 73
  • Winnifred Eaton (1875-1954) 85
  • Jessica Hagedorn (1949-) 93
  • Gish Jen (1956-) 101
  • Ha Jin (1956-) 109
  • Lonny Kaneko (1939-) 115
  • Alex Kuo (1939-) 119
  • Jhumpa Lahiri (1967-) 125
  • Andrew Lam (1963-) 135
  • Evelyn Lau (1971-) 141
  • Chang-Rae Lee (1965-) 147
  • Don Lee (1959-) 151
  • Monfoon Leong (1916-1964) 155
  • Russell Leong (1950-) 159
  • Shirley Geok-Lin Lim (1944-) 167
  • David Wong Louie (1954-) 173
  • Darrell H.Y.Lum (1950-) 177
  • Rohinton Mistry (1952-) 183
  • Shani Mootoo (1958-) 189
  • Toshio Mori (1910-1980) 195
  • Bharati Mukherjee (1940-) 203
  • Fae Myenne Ng (1956-) 215
  • Hualing Nieh (1925-) 225
  • Susan Nunes (1943-) 237
  • Gary Pak (1952-) 243
  • Ty Pak (1938-) 251
  • Nahid Rachlin (1947-) 257
  • Raja Rao (1908-) 263
  • Patsy Sumie Saiki (1915-) 269
  • Bienvenido N. Santos (1911-1996) 273
  • Kathleen Tyau (1947-) 281
  • José Garcia Villa (1908-1997) 287
  • Sylvia A.Watanabe (1953-) 295
  • Hisaye Yamamoto (Desoto) (1921-) 303
  • Lois-Ann Yamanaka (1961-) 317
  • Karen Tei Yamashita (1951-) 327
  • Wakako Yamauchi (1924-) 333
  • John Yau (1950-) 337
  • Selected Bibliography 345
  • Index 349
  • About the Editor and Contributors 355
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