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Lai, Larissa

Overview
Works: 26 works in 82 publications in 2 languages and 2,036 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9199.3.L2815, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Larissa Lai
When fox is a thousand by Larissa Lai( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lyrical, magical novel, rich with poetry and folklore plus elements of the fairytale. Larissa Lai interweaves three narrative voices and their attendant cultures: an elusive fox spirit growing toward wisdom and her 1000th birthday, the ninth-century Taoist poet/nun Yu Hsuan-Chi (a real person executed in China for murder), and the oddly named Artemis, a young Asian-American woman living in contemporary Vancouver. With beautiful and enchanting prose, and a sure narrative hand, Lai combines Chinese mythology, the sexual politics of medieval Chinea, and modern-day Vancouver to masterfully revise the myth of the Fox (a figure who can inhibit women's bodies in order to cause mischief)
Salt fish girl : a novel by Larissa Lai( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"... a sci-fi, fantasy, critical social commentary, poetry, and product of the postmodern. calling this an 'Asian book' or a 'woman's book' limits its scope and depth, a book that delves into memory, both personal and historical. it is also a creative challenge to conventional discussions on immigration and geographic/cultural displacement by exposing the power dynamics in the process. at the same time, however, the circular setup of the novel, the watery motifs, and gendered violence situates the book within women's experiences. salt fish girl is also laden with loss, denial, forgetting and abandonment that is a common thread in an asian diasporic experience. larissa lai's poetic and lucid writing style fits so well with the fantastical yet tactile tone of the book. it is dream-like and yet feels intensely real. a delightful find. ... story about two Asian women -one a shapeshifter and the other obsessed with scent and her dead mother- who lived in very different times, but are somehow related ... And as a former Vancouverite, I also appreciated the book's run-down Pacific edge of the future setting."--Amazon.com reviews
Slanting I, imagining we : Asian Canadian literary production in the 1980s and 1990s by Larissa Lai( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Automaton biographies by Larissa Lai( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Automaton Biographies is the first full-length solo poetry book by novelist Larissa Lai (When Fox is a Thousand, Salt Fish Girl). With an ear to the white noise of advertising, pop music, CNN, biotechnology, the Norton Anthology of English Literature, cereal packaging, and MuchMusic, Lai explores the problem of what it means to exist on the boundaries of the human. The books consists of four long poems: "Rachel," a meditation in the voice of the cyborg figure Rachel from Ridley Scott's film Blade Runner and its source material, Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?; "nascent fashion," which addresses contemporary war and its excesses; "Ham," which circulates around the chimpanzee named Ham sent up into space as part of the Mercury Redstone missions by NASA in the 1960s and later donated to the Coulston Foundation for biomedical research; and "auto matter," a kind of unfolding autobiography told in poems. Ambitious, eloquent, and deeply personal, these poems taken as a whole are a personal and cultural history that jostles us out of our humanness and into our relations to animal, machine, language, and one another."--Jacket
Sybil unrest by Larissa Lai( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinaman's Peak, walking the mountain by Paul Wong( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urban fictions( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eggs in the basement by Larissa Lai( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Telling relations : sexuality and the family( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earthly pleasures( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The body chronic : women on trauma, pain, and illness( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome to Asian women in business : a one stop site for entrepreneurs by Larissa Lai( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to feed a piano : La Monte Young projects, 2003 to 2008 by David Khang( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "I" of the storm : practice, subjectivity and time zones in Asian Canadian writing by Larissa Lai( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Negotiating the past : an international conference on Asian British and Asian American Literatures by International Conference on Asian British and Asian American Literatures( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The body chronic : women on trauma, pain, and illness( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rachel by Larissa Lai( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The future of literary experiment( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nascent fashion by Larissa Lai( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Slanting I Asian Canadian Literary Production in the 1980s and 1990s by Larissa Lai( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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When fox is a thousand
Alternative Names
Lai, Larissa

Larissa Lai Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Larissa Lai Canadian writer

Larissa Lai écrivaine canadienne

Larissa Lai escritora canadiense

Ларісса Лай

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