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Row, Jess

Works: 15 works in 45 publications in 3 languages and 3,369 library holdings
Genres: Short stories  Fiction  Short stories, American  Detective and mystery fiction  Short stories, Canadian  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Periodicals  Literature  Stories, plots, etc 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PS648.S5, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jess Row
Your face in mine by Jess Row( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A novel about a grieving man who reconnects with a high-school friend who has undergone racial reassignment surgery and finds their chance encounter has potentially devastating consequences for him"--
The best American short stories, 2001 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The acclaimed annual short fiction series - this year featuring guest editor Barbara Kingsolver - presents a collection of 2001 stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada
The best American short stories, 2003( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents twenty works of American short fiction selected by guest editor Walter Mosley as the best of 2002, and includes contributors' notes, a list of one hundred additional stories, and editorial addresses for American and Canadian magazines
White flights : race, fiction, and the American imagination by Jess Row( Book )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"White Flights is a meditation on whiteness in American fiction and culture from the end of the civil rights movement to the present. At the heart of the book, Jess Row ties "white flight"--The movement of white Americans into segregated communities, whether in suburbs or newly gentrified downtowns--to white writers setting their stories in isolated or emotionally insulated landscapes, from the mountains of Idaho in Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping to the claustrophobic households in Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections. Row uses brilliant close readings of work from well-known writers such as Don DeLillo, Annie Dillard, Richard Ford, and David Foster Wallace to examine the ways these and other writers have sought imaginative space for themselves at the expense of engaging with race. White Flights aims to move fiction to a more inclusive place, and Row looks beyond criticism to consider writing as a reparative act. What would it mean, he asks, if writers used fiction "to approach each other again"? Row turns to the work of James Baldwin, Dorothy Allison, and James Alan McPherson to discuss interracial love in fiction, while also examining his own family heritage as a way to interrogate his position. A moving and provocative book that includes music, film, and literature in its arguments, White Flights is an essential work of cultural and literary criticism."--
The train to Lo Wu : stories by Jess Row( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the backdrop of modern-day Hong Kong, a debut anthology of short fiction captures the colorful lives of the inhabitants of this culturally diverse city, from a Chinese girl and her American teacher searching for the ghost of her suicidal mother to a businessman who falls in love with a bar hostess
Your face in mine by Jess Row( Recording )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One afternoon after Kelly Thorndike moves back to his hometown, an African-American man he doesn't recognize calls out to him. To Kelly's shock, the man identifies himself as Martin, one of his closest friends in high school--and, before his disappearance nearly twenty years before, skinny, white, and Jewish. Martin then tells an astonishing story: After years of immersing himself in black culture, he's had a plastic surgeon perform 'racial reassignment surgery' and is living a new life
The best American short stories( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents selections from the 2003 edition of Best American Short Stories
Nobody ever gets lost : stories by Jess Row( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Nobody Ever Gets Lost, Jess Row broadens his canvas to take on nothing less than the most important questions of our time, through the eyes of individuals wrestling with identity, religion, co-existence and pain in a world forever changed by terror. In these seven profound and emotionally devastating stories, each touched by the aftermath of September 11, Row moves deftly from the streets of Southeast Asia to the leafy boulevards of suburban American and the halls of Washington, D.C., chronicling the small moments, the confusions and betrayals, which push everyday people toward violence and extremism"--P. [4] of cover
De trein naar Lo Wu by Jess Row( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen over de ontmoeting van westerse en Chinese culturen in Hongkong
Tin House by Win McCormack( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From the website: The writer's job is not simply to make the reader look at the world differently, but experience it in a new way. E.L. Doctorow says, "Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader--not the fact that it is raining but the feeling of being rained on." In their stories, Jamie Quatro, Ken Calhoun, and Joan Silber take you inside three wonderfully strange families, bathing us in details that make us feel as if we are with them. That rain isn't always a gentle summer shower. Sometimes it's a storm. This is what Adam Johnson does in his artful and disturbing short story, "Dark Meadow." In the simplest terms, the story is about child pornography. Yet Johnson, who won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Orphan Master's Son, moves beyond the sensationalism of the conceit and into the deeper realm of empathy and pathos, which is the stuff of true art. I am proud that we are publishing it. Wherever you are reading this--on the beach, in a field of flowers, on the subway, sneaking it at the office--we hope that you have moments where time stops and art takes over
Charles Baxter, William Lychack and Jess Row by Charles Baxter( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

William Lychack is author of a forthcoming collection of stories, The Architect of Flowers, and a novel, The Wasp Eater. His work has appeared in The Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize, The American Scholar, Ploughshares, The Southern Review, and other places, including public radio's This American Life. The Architect of Flowers has been selected for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Summer 2011 season. He currently lives in Stamford, Vermont, and teaches in the Low-Residency MFA Program at Lesley University
A Plea for sanity( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Naqshih'hāyat rā bisūzān : majmūʿah-ʼi dāstān( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Persian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tin House by Win McCormack( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From the website: In the late 1980s, the British music critic Simon Reynolds coined the term "miserabilism" to describe Morrissey and the numerous Manchester bands spreading their very personal gloom across the globe. The word could also be applied to the "Merritt Parkway Novel," Gerald Howard's term for the miserabilist fiction produced within a stone's throw of the road cutting through affluent, suburban Connecticut, from Sloan Wilson's The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit to Richard Yates's Revolutionary Road to Rick Moody's The Ice Storm. Howard reevaluates the cultural impact of these novels and examines their continuing influence. Fittingly, Tin House 52 features work pushing the realistic envelope, including Amy Hempel's powerful, closely observed story "A Full Service Shelter," Alice Munro's older couple coming to grips with mortality in "Dolly," Sherman Alexie's poem of loss and legacies in "Crazy Horse Boulevard," and Anne Carson's poetic essay on the idea of threat in "We Point the Bone." Consider this summer reading as providing a few grains of sand in your suntan lotion, a little bit of grit to remind you of the depth and breadth of the human condition
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The best American short stories, 2001 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines
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Alternative Names
Jess Row American writer

Jess Row escritor estadounidense

Jess Row schrijver

English (43)

Dutch (1)

Persian (1)