Ploughshares Fall 2000 Guest-Edited by Gish Jen

Ploughshares Fall 2000 Guest-Edited by Gish Jen

by Gish Jen, Ann Beattie, Peter Ho Davies, Jess Row
     
 
The Fall 2000 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Gish Jen. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.

Guest-edited by Gish Jen, author of Mona in the Promised Land and Typical American, among other acclaimed books, the Fall 2000 issue of

Overview

The Fall 2000 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Gish Jen. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.

Guest-edited by Gish Jen, author of Mona in the Promised Land and Typical American, among other acclaimed books, the Fall 2000 issue of Ploughshares contains prose by authors including Ann Beattie, Peter Ho Davies, and Pamela Painter. In her Introduction to the issue, Jen says that the pieces within "retain a secreted quality, a wild intimacy. They are unpredictable. Not so much incorrect as acorrect, they achieve a balance between form and utterance that I find beautiful."

Full Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Gish Jen

EDITOR PROFILE
Don Lee

FICTION

"Hurricane Carleyville," by Ann Beattie
"Where What Gets into People Comes From," by Moira Crone
"Think of England," by Peter Ho Davies
"Two Horse Ashtray," by Tom Drury
"Sing," by Carol Fitzgerald
"The Mourning Door," by Elizabeth Graver
"Beasts," Jesse Lee Kercheval
"Intramuros," by Sabina Murray
"Grief," by Pamela Painter
"The Secrets of Bats," by Jess Row
"Help," by Lysley A. Tenorio
"Song for a Certain Girl," by Mark Winegardner

MEMOIR

"El hombre que yo amo," by Esmeralda Santiago

NONFICTION

"Dr. Strangereader: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Suburban Novels and Love International Fiction," by Bill Marx

EDITORS' SHELF

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016289441
Publisher:
Ploughshares / Emerson College
Publication date:
08/15/2000
Series:
Ploughshares Solos , #2623
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
238
File size:
6 MB

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Meet the Author

Gish Jen has published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The New Republic, as well as in numerous textbooks and anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories of the Century, edited by John Updike. She is the author of two novels. Typical American (Houghton Mifflin) was short-listed for the National Book Critics' Circle Award and will be featured in an upcoming PBS American Masters program on the American Novel. Mona in the Promised Land (Knopf) was named one of the 10 best books of 1996 by the Los Angeles Times. Her most recent work is a collection of stories entitled Who's Irish? (Knopf). All three books are widely taught.

A graduate of Harvard University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Jen has received fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She has been Writer-in-Residence at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and is headed to Beijing this spring on a Fullbright fellowship. Most recently she was awarded a Strauss Living by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
August 12, 1955
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Education:
B.A. Harvard University, M.F.A., Iowa Writers¿ Workshop

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