Diamond Grill MOBI Á Paperback

Diamond Grill MOBI Á Paperback
  • Paperback
  • Diamond Grill
  • Fred Wah
  • English
  • 09 August 2017
  • 1897126115

Diamond Grill[Download] ➾ Diamond Grill ➼ Fred Wah – Essayreview.co.uk This story of family and identity, migration and integration, culture and self discovery is told through family history, memory, and the occasional recipe Diamond Grill is a rich banquet where Salisbu This story of family and identity, migration and integration, culture and self discovery is told through family history, memory, and the occasional recipe Diamond Grill is a rich banquet where Salisbury Steak shares a menu with chicken fried rice, bird s nest soup sets the stage for Christmas plum pudding where racism simmers behind the shiny clean surface of the action in the cafe An exciting new edition of Fred Wah s best selling bio fiction, on the th anniversary of its original publication, with added text and an all new afterword by the author.


About the Author: Fred Wah

Fred Wah has been involved with a number of literary magazines over the years, such as Open Letter and West Coast Line Recent books are the biofiction Diamond Grill , Faking It Poetics and Hybridity , a collection of essays, and Sentenced to Light , a collection of poetic image text projects He splits his time between the Kootenays in southeastern BC and Vancouver.


10 thoughts on “Diamond Grill

  1. says:

    Maybe I m just sick of literature Everything you read has to be such a chore It feels almost like a cruel joke sometimes We basically have a text that is non linear, post modern and totally unconventional It even deploys at least for me one of the most confusing things to explain to people, the family tree, as central to the story My sister s Swedish half brothers three step daughters grandmother s niece I liked the incoherent poetry the most Let s sit down and and decipher this That Maybe I m just sick of literature Everything you read has to be such a chore It feels almost like a cruel joke sometimes We basically have a text that is non linear, post modern and totally unconventional It even deploys at least for me one of the most confusing things to explain to people, the family tree, as central to the story My sister s Swedish half brothers three step daughters grandmother s niece I liked the incoherent poetry the most Let s sit down and and decipher this That ll really convey the message Let s slur a paragraph of vaguely related words together There are a few redeeming passages where he talks about his father in plain prose Some interesting workings But honestly, if you want to convey a message about hybridity racial identity, is making it inaccessible to your average reader the best way to make progress Your job is to tear down the fence, not reinforce it with concrete.I think this is where a lot of literature falters It becomes this borderline inside joke that only a few people will get from even a basic once over reading Literature is supposed to make you think about your place in the world, not make the reader have to draw out an intricate poster to get the basic plot.Fuck this shit

  2. says:

    Every time I read a book by a 2nd generation Asian writer there is an automatic connection food and family are paramount to our understandings of our selves Wah s book is no different One quarter Chinese, in this book he traces the lives of his grandfather, his father, and himself through the Canadian cafes each man owned, the foods he ate, and the impact each had upon the other.This book is written as a collection of biotexts, short poetic prose pieces that provide snapshots into the Wah Every time I read a book by a 2nd generation Asian writer there is an automatic connection food and family are paramount to our understandings of our selves Wah s book is no different One quarter Chinese, in this book he traces the lives of his grandfather, his father, and himself through the Canadian cafes each man owned, the foods he ate, and the impact each had upon the other.This book is written as a collection of biotexts, short poetic prose pieces that provide snapshots into the Wah familial life Personally, I find thisfragmented method of storytelling the most effective it allows the reader to fill in the gaps and relate to the story on a muchpersonal level while still providing the crucial details that the author finds most important to a full understanding of the plot

  3. says:

    Timesless Classic Fred Wah sews together a patchwork of monologues consisting of faded bio fiction prose poetry memories, growing up mixed in a Chinese restaurant in Nelson, BC One of my all time favs4life How many cousins do I have, I wonder Thousands maybe How could we recognize one another Names The food, the names, the geography, the family history the filiated dendrita of myself displayed before me I can t escape, and don t want to, for a moment Being there, in Lawrence s kitche Timesless Classic Fred Wah sews together a patchwork of monologues consisting of faded bio fiction prose poetry memories, growing up mixed in a Chinese restaurant in Nelson, BC One of my all time favs4life How many cousins do I have, I wonder Thousands maybe How could we recognize one another Names The food, the names, the geography, the family history the filiated dendrita of myself displayed before me I can t escape, and don t want to, for a moment Being there, in Lawrence s kitchen, seems one of the sures places I know But then back outside on the street, all my ambivalence gets covered over, camouflaged by a safety net of class and colourlessness the racism within me that makes and consumes that neutral white version of myself, that allows me the sad privilege of being, in this white white world, not the target but the gun

  4. says:

    A brilliant and inspiring biotext about growing up a quarter Chinese in the all too homogenous interior of B.C., Canada As a memory act, the writing pulls back and pushes itself forward through the years of Wah s childhood working for his father at the Diamond Grill In a previous interview, Wah speaks of his desire to break free of his fears of the tyranny of prose , and in the process of composing this book, breaks new ground for the form It s my third time returning to this work, and I can A brilliant and inspiring biotext about growing up a quarter Chinese in the all too homogenous interior of B.C., Canada As a memory act, the writing pulls back and pushes itself forward through the years of Wah s childhood working for his father at the Diamond Grill In a previous interview, Wah speaks of his desire to break free of his fears of the tyranny of prose , and in the process of composing this book, breaks new ground for the form It s my third time returning to this work, and I cannot recommend it enough

  5. says:

    Fred Wah s stories of his childhood growing up as the son of a Canadian born Chinese Scots Irishman raised in China and a Swedish born Canadian from Swift Current Wah s father ran the Diamond Grill, and it provides the setting for most of the vignettes in the book.Fred Wah is a poet, and often incorporates prose poetry into his vignettes sometimes the device works, and sometimes it ends up detracting from the story Either way, this is a quick and enjoyable read that deals with questions of Fred Wah s stories of his childhood growing up as the son of a Canadian born Chinese Scots Irishman raised in China and a Swedish born Canadian from Swift Current Wah s father ran the Diamond Grill, and it provides the setting for most of the vignettes in the book.Fred Wah is a poet, and often incorporates prose poetry into his vignettes sometimes the device works, and sometimes it ends up detracting from the story Either way, this is a quick and enjoyable read that deals with questions of race and identity, as well as the simple things that make life worthwhile like good food

  6. says:

    I have to say this book was really interesting I like the way the book was written and how it was very fragmented I found that Wah kept your interest and really made an interesting story for the reader Sometimes it was annoying that he kept telling you the same story but it all played into the idea that he was telling people memories from his childhood I found that this novel was quite interesting and kept you reading.

  7. says:

    This is a powerful biotext about the historical effects of racism on ChineseHYPHENCanadians in Canada read Chinese Immigration Law and how the author, who can visibly pass as white, is affected by it in trying to define himself in his mixed heritage Set in a diner, it ties in recipes which I need to try and links memory to food to talk about the culture.

  8. says:

    Just beautiful.

  9. says:

    Fantastic Funny and insightful An excellent book if you want to learn about multiculturalism, hybridity, or just laugh your ass off.

  10. says:

    Excellent book

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