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Lisa See

Auteur de Fleur de neige

25+ oeuvres 28,884 utilisateurs 1,419 critiques 96 Favoris

A propos de l'auteur

Lisa See was born in Paris but grew up in Los Angeles, spending much of her time in Chinatown. She is of Chinese decent. Her first book, On Gold Mountain: The One Hundred Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family (1995), was a national bestseller and a New York Times Notable Book. The book traces afficher plus the journey of Lisa's great-grandfather, Fong See. Her first fiction novel, Flower Net (1997) was a national bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book, and on the Los Angeles Times Best Books List for 1997. Flower Net was also nominated for an Edgar award for best first novel. In addition to writing books, Ms. See was the Publishers Weekly West Coast Correspondent for 13 years. Her bestselling novels, all inspired by her Chinese heritage, include Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, A Peony in Love, Shanghi Girls, Dreams of Joy and China Dolls. Among her awards and recognitions are the Organization of Chinese Americans Women's 2001 award as National Woman of the Year and the 2003 History Makers Award presented by the Chinese American Museum. See serves as a Los Angeles City Commissioner. (Bowker Author Biography) afficher moins
Notice de désambiguation :

(eng) Lisa See collaborated with her mother Carolyn See and her mother's companion John Espey to write several novels, published under the pseudonym Monica Highland.

Crédit image: Patricia Williams

Séries

Œuvres de Lisa See

Fleur de neige (2005) 11,265 exemplaires
Filles de Shanghai (2009) 4,637 exemplaires
Le pavillon des pivoines (2007) 3,255 exemplaires
Ombres chinoises (2011) 1,794 exemplaires
La mémoire du thé (2017) 1,777 exemplaires
L'île des femmes de la mer (2019) 1,668 exemplaires
Poupées de Chine (2014) 1,160 exemplaires
On Gold Mountain (1995) 895 exemplaires
Lady Tan's Circle of Women (2023) 781 exemplaires
La mort scarabée (1997) 673 exemplaires
Dragon Bones (2003) 537 exemplaires
À l'ouest de la montagne (1999) 421 exemplaires
Shanghai Girls | Dreams of Joy (2013) 4 exemplaires
Three Red Princess Mysteries (2013) 4 exemplaires

Oeuvres associées

Half and Half: Writers on Growing Up Biracial and Bicultural (1998) — Contributeur — 138 exemplaires
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan [2011 film] (2014) — Original book — 71 exemplaires
Making More Waves: New Writing by Asian American Women (1997) — Contributeur — 65 exemplaires

Étiqueté

2009 (71) A lire (1,928) Amitié (372) Amour (79) Asie (176) Audio (102) Californie (118) Chine (2,037) Chinois (126) Club de lecture (190) Communisme (76) Corée (97) Culture chinoise (113) Famille (199) Fantôme (90) femmes (411) Fiction (2,140) Fiction historique (1,624) Histoire (137) historique (269) immigrants (104) Immigration (127) Kindle (105) Lisa See (87) Livre audio (112) Livre électronique (109) Los Angeles (107) Lu (259) Mariage de convenance (126) Mystère (166) mères et filles (94) Non lu (99) Pieds bandés (345) Possédé (121) Roman (182) Seconde Guerre mondiale (201) Shanghai (113) Sino-Américains (191) soeurs (196) XIXe siècle (101)

Partage des connaissances

Nom légal
Kendall, Lisa See
Autres noms
Highland, Monica (pseudonym)
See, Lisa
Date de naissance
1955-02-18
Sexe
female
Nationalité
USA
Lieu de naissance
Parijs, Frankrijk
Lieux de résidence
Los Angeles, California, USA
Études
Loyola Marymount University
Professions
writer
novelist
Relations
See, Carolyn (mother)
Organisations
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Monument Authority (Los Angeles City Commissioner)
Prix et distinctions
Organization of Chinese American Women (National Woman of the Year, 2001)
Chinese American Museum’s History Makers Award (2003)
Courte biographie
See www.lisasee.com/Bio.htm
Lisa See is an American writer and novelist. Her books include On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family (1995), a detailed account of See's family history, and the novels Flower Net (1997), The Interior (1999), Dragon Bones (2003), Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2005), Peony in Love (2007) and Shanghai Girls (2009), which made it to the 2010 New York Times bestseller list. Both Shanghai Girls and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan received honorable mentions from the Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature.

See's novel, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane (2017), is a powerful story about circumstances, culture, and distance among the Akha people of Xishuangbanna, China. It paints an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and its people and celebrates the bond of family.

See's most recent novel, The Island of Sea Women, is a story about female friendship and family secrets on Jeju Island before, during and in the aftermath of the Korean War. It was released on March 5, 2019.

Flower Net, The Interior, and Dragon Bones make up the Red Princess mystery series. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and Peony in Love focus on the lives of Chinese women in the 19th and 17th centuries respectively. Shanghai Girls (2009) chronicles the lives of two sisters who come to Los Angeles in arranged marriages and face, among other things, the pressures put on Chinese-Americans during the anti-Communist mania of the 1950s. See completed a sequel titled Dreams of Joy, released in May 2011. China Dolls (June 2014) deals with Chinese American nightclub performers of the 1930s and 1940s.

Writing under the pen name Monica Highland, See, her mother Carolyn See, and John Espey, published two novels: Lotus Land (1983), 110 Shanghai Road (1986), and Greetings from Southern California (1988), a collection of early 20th Century postcards and commentary on the history they represent. She has a personal essay ("The Funeral Banquet") included in the anthology Half and Half.

See has donated her personal papers (1973–2001) to UCLA. During the 2012 Golden Dragon Chinese New Year Parade in Los Angeles Chinatown, See served as the Grand Marshal.
Notice de désambigüisation
Lisa See collaborated with her mother Carolyn See and her mother's companion John Espey to write several novels, published under the pseudonym Monica Highland.

Membres

Discussions

On Gold Mountain, Lisa See à World Reading Circle (Août 2013)

Critiques

Shanghai, 1937, deux sœurs insouciantes sont vendues par leur père et mariées à des chinois de Californie.

Pearl, vingt-et-un ans, et May, dix-huit ans, sont sœurs. Elles mènent une vie insouciante jusqu'au jour où leur père leur annonce qu'elles vont se marier. Il a arrangé cela avec un homme à qui il doit de l'argent.

Leur insouciance s'arrête brutalement : leur père, ruiné, décide de les vendre à des Chinois de Californie, venus chercher des épouses en Chine.
Puis, c'est la guerre avec les Japonais et elles doivent s'exiler. Leurs maris sont aux Etats-Unis et elles les rejoignent.
Le roman raconte le périple de leur voyage et leur installation dans la communauté chinoise de Los Angeles.

Les 2 sœurs vivent les évènements de façon différente : ce récit est intéressant dans ces deux visions de l'exil. Il montre aussi le quotidien de la société chinoise et comment des "enfants de papier" venus s'installer aux USA pour vivre le rêve américain ont subi le racisme.
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Statistiques

Œuvres
25
Aussi par
6
Membres
28,884
Popularité
#694
Évaluation
3.9
Critiques
1,419
ISBN
420
Langues
22
Favoris
96

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