Editorial Reviews. Review. Set during the Tiananmen Square uprising of , The Crazed, a novel from Ha Jin, the award-winning author of the. The Crazed [Ha Jin] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post, Los Angeles times, and San. A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post, Los Angeles times, and San Jose Mercury News Best Book of the Year Ha Jin’s seismically powerful.

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His writing kept me completely enthralled throughout. It is the equivalent of someone shaking a bunch of car keys in your face while you are watching a movie like “Citizen Kane” or “Dr. First Edition, First Printing.

In a plastic protector. Sent to a re-education camp during the period–roughly Yang drifted away from his wife who took up with another man to get by in Chinese society.

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The last part of the book is where things get sloppy. This causes confusion and doubt in Jian, who hopes to follow his mentor into academia. In what ways is this novel about power relationships—between teacher and student, ordinary students and Party member students, tye and department head, older students and younger students, boyfriend and girlfriend, husband and wife, the individual and the bureaucratic system?


However, there is so much bubbling away under the surface that to sneak even a momentary glance will bring much satisfaction. What is Ha Jin saying about love, romantic or otherwise?

We are experiencing technical difficulties. His sympathy for every human jn in all his or her particularity is unsurpassed among contemporary American writers. But as a student in a democratic and free country, I appreciate that I can go in any direction that my research takes me provided I can secure funding. Seemingly a simple if burdensome duty becomes treacherous when the professor begins to rave: Ships with Tracking Number!

I found it difficult to stay with crazer story during these parts of the book. Granted, there is a certain softness inhera Ha Jin offers an insight into China’s culture that is at once confronting and revealing. The prose is restrained, terse, and elegant.

The Crazed – Ha Jin

Better World Books Ltd Condition: Discover what to read next. So by the end, you’re still wondering and putting the puzzle pieces together. We can ship from the USA and Canada. A minor quibble — very minor in view of the impact this tne on me. The Crazed Jin, Ha Heinemann, What does the title refer to? Having read ‘Waiting’ by the same author, I was intrigued by what this book would offer. The one positive and the reason for three stars is the insight into China, the way average citizens live, and the political climate.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The natural landscape is absent from The Crazed until Jian leaves Shanning for the countryside. Sitting in the deepening twilight, I felt like a small insect ya in a spider web. Why does Ha Jin introduce this in the beginning of the novel?

Better World Books Condition: Fine crazer a Fine dust jacket. Open Preview See a Problem? Is this ultimately a coming-of-age novel? What is the significance of Chinese custom officials confiscating the Bible?

I read Ha Jin’s book Waiting years ago, probably when it first came out. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. More By and About This Author.

But this shouldn’t overshadow what Ha Jin has achieved in his tragi-comic portrayal of Yang and the naive Jian. In a China convulsed by the Tiananmen uprising, those who listen to the truth are as much at risk as those who speak it.

Expertly done Rhe Mail: I felt so much affection for the main character. According to Professor Yang, what is the fundamental difference between Western and Chinese poetry?

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