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Two Dreams: New and Selec. has been added to your Cart. Shirley Geok-lin Lim is the author of Among the White Moon Faces: An Asian American Memoir of Homelands, winner of an American Book Award, as well as Two Dreams: New and Selected Stories, Crossing the Peninsula and Other Poems, and several other books. She is a professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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By Lim, Shirley . C, Kong Sook. Magazine article Herizons. By Lim, Shirley . These processes of socialization cum sexualization-via gender, class and race-create the phenomenon of the 'outsider' in Lim's stories: motherless children as outsiders, the woman as outsider, the daughter as outsider, the daughter as outsider, the second wife and her children as outsiders, the sexually developed daughter as outsider, the disabled as outsider, and the racial other.
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Two Dreams: New and Selected Stories
Two Dreams: New and Selected Stories. Shirley Geok-lin Lim. Joss and Gold: A Novel. Related Books. carousel previous carousel next. Lim’s descriptions are both lyrical and precise whether they are of the heat, bougainvillea and crowds of her home in Malacca or the wintery climate, the packaged food, the self-conscious bohemianism of New England. A frank and beautifully written story of a life that is touched and shaped by the people and communities around her, and who, in that process, touch and shape those lives and communities in return.
Two Dreams: New and Selected Stories" (1997). What the Fortune Teller Didn't Say" (1998). 28) for several articles on Lim's work.
Shirley Geok-lin Lim is the author of Among the White Moon Faces: An Asian American Memoir of Homelands, winner of an American Book Award, as well as Two Dreams: New and Selected Stories, Crossing the Peninsula and Other Poems, and several other books
Shirley Geok-lin Lim is the author of Among the White Moon Faces: An Asian American Memoir of Homelands, winner of an American Book Award, as well as Two Dreams: New and Selected Stories, Crossing the Peninsula and Other Poems, and several other books.
Two Dreams draws together the best of Shirley Geok-lin Lim’s short fiction from nearly three decades, most .
It is also possible that Lim is using the dream at the start of the story as foreshadowing to when the protagonist sees her mother getting sick. That has been replaced by the fact that the protagonist has a new responsibility. She is afraid but she still nonetheless helps her mother. If anything the protagonist comes of age in the story. No longer does she have the innocence that is associated with childhood. To look after her sick mother. There is also a sense that the protagonist is powerless when it comes to her mother’s illness.
The stories of Shirley Geok-lin Lim reflect the complex mosaic of her world and of her own personal journey as a woman and an Asian American. The setting of these sometimes wryly funny, sometimes heartbreaking stories, shifts from the war-torn, tradition-bound Malaysia of Lim's childhood to the liberating but confusing and often harsh United States of her childhood. Her memory is undiluted by nostalgia, her ear is perfectly tuned to the voices of both her old country and her new, and her eye is sharp to the special dilemmas faced by girls and women. Shirley Lim captures, as few writers have, the poignant and perplexing experience of immigrant women, who, torn between two cultures, must build their own values and their own homelands from within.
Two Dreams draws together the best of Lim's short fiction from nearly three decades, most of it never before available in the United States, and includes important new work. In the new story "Sisters", Su Swee Wing finds escape from her overbearing, traditional father by excelling in school and applying to college in the United States, while the older sister she adores-the fearless, wise-cracking, "no-good" Yen-is pushed into an arranged marriage. "Hunger" is the painfully vivid story of a girl, abandoned by her mother, who is literally starving for lack of attention and love, but hides her hunger from the world because she is ashamed. In the title story, a young woman emigre dreams through the cold New York winter of her hometown in Malaysia, "of the warm salty sea of her childhood, like emryonic fluid...to which she returned in her sleep." But when she visits Malaysia, her dreams reveal that she is no longer at home in the land of her birth.
Much of the drama of Lim's stories is played out in the "in-between" spaces where differences meet: old values and new, Asia and America, parents and children, men and women. Thsi terrain is fraught with ambivalence and thus with danger-but also with possibility. Lim has explored this territory throughout her writing life; among her mementos are the haunting, corrageously original stories of Two Dreams.
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