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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Undoubtedly, The Crazed is political literature. Yer yer beni icine cok almis olsa da, bir o kadar da dislanmislik hissi verdi.

Just not eager to read another book by Ha Jin right now. It leaves you not only wanting more but thinking about the characters after it ends.

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The Crazed Ha Jin Ash Grove Heirloom Books Published: Mar 30, Joanelle rated it really liked it. Clean, crisp, and bright, vrazed pristine beauty. However, there is so much bubbling away under the surface that to sneak even a momentary glance will bring much satisfaction. Not to mention I am not a huge poetry person either yes, there are exceptions but this was bl First, let me say, Hw loved the feel of the paper in this book.

Professor Yang, a respected teacher of literature at a provincial university, has had a stroke, his student Jian Wan—who is also engaged to Yang’s daughter—has been assigned to care for him.


Fine in black and white illustrated wraps with near fine trial dustwrapper. Okurken, hayatta yaptigimiz tercihler, crazes bizim ve cevremizdekiler uzerindeki etkileri gibi cok seyi dusundurdu bana roman. What do the animals signify? He starts by singing out-of-date communist anthems and retelling stories in a confusing manner. A pristine copy, very fine and near as mint.

The Crazed by Ha Jin

His follow-up, The Crazed, attempts a similar sleight of hand. Published by Random House first published Why did Ha Jin choose Jian as the narrator? Dec 10, Ryan Ward kin it really liked it.

We are experiencing technical difficulties. The challenge for the reader and for Jian, who has been assigned to look after Yang every afternoon, is to establish what is truth and what paranoia in the old man’s ravings about women, poetry and departmental intrigue. The author, who immigrated to the United States, wrote the book in English.

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Why do most of the characters resemble animals? Romani da ne sevdim ne de sevmedim diyebiliyorum. The prose is restrained, terse, and elegant. Better World Books Condition: The last part of the book is where things get sloppy. Perhaps it is more emotional than The Crazed. The First Edition is now scarce.

The Crazed Jin, Ha London: Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. First Edition, First Printing. Yet he tells the reader only, and precisely, as much as is needed to make his deceptively simple fiction resonate on many levels” The New York Times.


I don’t know when I last noticed paper quality The message of the book seems a little jumbled to me. If this novel fails to live up to the promise of its predecessor, it is perhaps because it falls prey to the problem that faces much diaspora literature – the need to explain the motherland, rather than just to write.

So the non-Chinese reader can be a little lost here without that background. Now, the book itself was okay. His plan is to become a provincial official, but the Machiavellian maneuverings of the Party secretary of the literature department—a sort of petty Madame Mao—cheat him of this dream, sending him off on a hapless trip to Beijing and Tiananmen Square.

I can only wish for myself that massive turnaround that the ending held for Jian. So by the end, you’re still wondering and putting the puzzle pieces together. In the case of the novel’s Professor Yang, it is clear that his life has been utterly jim by the Cultural Revolution, and that the stroke he has 12 years later is merely its long term result. The physical action picks up, but the ending feels rushed and unsatisfying.