Insomnia and the Aunt

Insomnia and the Aunt Fiction Literary Nonfiction Cross Genre Art Asian American Studies Tan Lin s INSOMNIA AND THE AUNT is an ambient novel composed of black and white photographs postcards Google reverse searches lett

  • Title: Insomnia and the Aunt
  • Author: Tan Lin
  • ISBN: 9780976736479
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Paperback
  • Insomnia and the Aunt

    Fiction Literary Nonfiction Cross Genre Art Asian American Studies Tan Lin s INSOMNIA AND THE AUNT is an ambient novel composed of black and white photographs, postcards, Google reverse searches, letters, appendices, an index to an imaginary novel, reruns, and footnotes The aunt in question can t sleep She runs a motel in the Pacific Northwest She likes watching CoFiction Literary Nonfiction Cross Genre Art Asian American Studies Tan Lin s INSOMNIA AND THE AUNT is an ambient novel composed of black and white photographs, postcards, Google reverse searches, letters, appendices, an index to an imaginary novel, reruns, and footnotes The aunt in question can t sleep She runs a motel in the Pacific Northwest She likes watching Conan O Brien late at night She may be the narrator s aunt or she may be an emanation of a TV set Structured like everybody s scrapbook, and blending fiction with nonfictional events, INSOMNIA AND THE AUNT is about identities taken and given up, and about the passions of an immigrant life, rebroadcast as furniture Ostensibly about a young man s disintegrating memory of his most fascinating relative, or potentially a conceptualist take on immigrant literature, it is probably just a treatment for a prime time event that, because no one sleeps in motels, lasts into the late night and daytime slots.

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    One thought on “Insomnia and the Aunt

    1. Jim Elkins

      Approaching the Novel from OutsideI have been following Tan Lin's work for some time, and I have written on some at length. This book is an interesting experiment on his part, I think, because it spells out some of the aesthetic values of attention and memory, and some of the personal narratives of identity, that have been fragmentary in the earlier work. It's a story of his visits to an aunt, and their time together watching TV.The narrative is more continuous (read: traditional) than in his ot [...]

    2. J.I.

      This is not my kind of book, and yet it is an astounding one. What begins as just another essay about a man spending time with his aunt quickly begins undermining itself. Innocuous details begin to prove themselves incorrect, and the obsessions become more apparent, with TV, with family, and with the immigrant experience. The book transforms itself away from a simple remembrance to a question of memory itself, and about Americana, and how a person such as a young Chinese man fits into the worlds [...]

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