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Karlin, Wayne

Overview
Works: 30 works in 118 publications in 6 languages and 4,991 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Hymns 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Composer, Adapter, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3561.A625, 895.922334
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Most widely held works about Wayne Karlin
 
Most widely held works by Wayne Karlin
The other side of heaven : postwar fiction by Vietnamese and American writers( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-eight post-Vietnam War stories by American and Vietnamese writers. In Nguyen Quang Lap's The Sound of Harness Bells, a couple reunited at war's end try to have a child and the result is a monster, the wife having been gassed by Agent Orange, while in Tim O'Brien's Speaking of Courage, a decorated veteran reflects, that "courage was not always a matter of yes and no ... sometimes you were very brave up to a point and then beyond that point you were not so brave."
Free fire zone; short stories by Vietnam veterans by Wayne Karlin( Book )

10 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stars, the earth, the river : short fiction by Le Minh Khue by Minh Khuê Lê( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen stories by a North Vietnamese woman who fought in the Vietnam War as a sapper. The story, The Distant Stars, is on a trio of women serving as sappers. It is one of several stories chronicling experiences in battle. Others deal with affairs of the heart, family dramas, while The Almighty Dollar is on greed
Wandering souls : journeys with the dead and the living in Viet Nam by Wayne Karlin( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karlin relates the moving story of one veteran's search for redemption in Vietnam, as he seeks forgiveness from the family of the man he killed 40 years ago
Prisoners : a novel by Wayne Karlin( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Vietnamese girl runs away from a halfway house in Maryland to search for the black father she never knew. The novel traces the impact on the town, many of whose inhabitants fought in the Vietnam War
The women on the island : a novel by Anh Thái Hò̂( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crossover by Wayne Karlin( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in 6 languages and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twee agenten van de Israëlische geheime dienst zijn naar Oost-Europa gezonden om een belangrijke joodse dissident die Rusland mag verlaten, te beschermen
The wished-for country : a novel by Wayne Karlin( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Wished-for Country is set during the founding period of the Maryland colony, during the mid-17th century. The novel focuses on the entwined stories of James Hallam, a carpenter and indentured servant; Ezekiel, an African slave brought to Maryland from Barbados; and Tawzin, a Piscataway Indian, kidnapped to England when a child, and now back in America. While Hallam goes on to become a soldier and a player in the politics of the Maryland colony, Ezekiel and Tawzin become the center of an outcast group of blacks, whites, and Indians, who find themselves striving to reinvent themselves and their world. The stories of these three men, the women who who love them, and the community they form, bring the vivid life experiences of those who came to America pulled by a dream of what could be shaped from an emptiness that embodied promise, of those who were unwillingly brought to be the instruments of that dream, and of those who saw the shape of their world forever changed by the coming of the Europeans." -- Amazon.com
Lost armies by Wayne Karlin( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extras by Wayne Karlin( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love after war : contemporary fiction from Viet Nam( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cemetery of Chua village and other stories by Lê Đoàn( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The stories in The Cemetery of Chua Village explore contemporary Vietnamese society and the eternal enigmas of the human heart. The Cemetery of Chua Village gives us for the first time in English a collection from a Vietnamese master of the art of the short story. Noted for her versatility of style and her originality, she writes tales that are intensely human and universal, exploring such subjects as greed, marriage, divorce, aging, and human rights."--Jacket
US by Wayne Karlin( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Vietnam vet who runs a bar in Bangkok is confronted with the puzzle of the ghostly ranks of the MIAs and a world of mountain spirits, montebanks, and strange rebels
Past continuous by Khải Nguyễn( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nguyen Khai's documentary novel, Past Continuous, published in the early 1980s before the "doi moi" policy was introduced, gives a fascinating inside view of North Vietnamese views and strategies during the American War in Vietnam. As the three narrators exchange reminiscences, we not only learn about the inner-workings of the liberation movement, but we also see the tensions that developed afterward in their post-war society. The novel dramatizes the histories, adventures, and emotions of three extraordinary people - a secret agent, a female battalion commander, and a Catholic priest who supported the revolution. In Nguyen Khai, we have a Vietnamese Graham Greene exploring the revolution through the minds of three very different consciousnesses."--Jacket
An insignificant family : a novel by Dạ Ngân( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning in Vietnam shortly after the end of the American war this volume follows the life of Nguyen Thi My Tiep, a woman writer and a revolutionary, whose girlhood is spent as a guerrilla fighter, and whose post-war life becomes a search for personal liberation and individual love
Marble mountain : a novel by Wayne Karlin( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detective story of a sort with the protagonist, Kiet Hallam, an adopted daughter of African American and Vietnamese descent, searching for her true identity. Set in both the U.S. and Vietnam, and written from the perspective of both Americans and Vietnamese affected by the war, the novel explores the lasting damage of war to the soldiers who fought on both sides, to their families, and to the displaced and wounded children born during their parents' conflict. Kiet and her adoptive father, Alex Hallam - a Vietnam veteran working out his own tormented past through his passion for sculpting - travel to Vietnam. There, at Marble Mountain, a formation near Danang that is famous for its stone carvers and cave shrines, both find unresolved secrets from the past that connected them to each other even before Kiet was born
In whose eyes : the memoir of a Vietnamese filmmaker in war and peace by Văn Thủy Trần( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Trà̂n Văn Thủy is a celebrated Vietnamese filmmaker of more than twenty award-winning documentaries. A North Vietnamese Army cameraman during the Vietnam War, he went on to achieve international fame as the director of films that address the human costs of the war and its aftermath. Thuy's memoir, when published in Vietnam in 2013, immediately sold out. In this translation, English-language readers are now able to learn in rich detail about the life and work of this preeminent artist. Written in a gentle and charming style, the memoir is filled with reflections on war, peace, history, freedom of expression, and filmmaking. Thuy also offers a firsthand account of the war in Vietnam and its aftermath from a Vietnamese perspective, adding a dimension rarely encountered in English-language literature"--
Apocalypse hotel : a novel by Anh Thái Hò̂( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Now in English, a cautionary tale about how wars meant to liberate can nevertheless present degrading aftereffects and unforeseen consequences"--Provided by publisher
Tình yêu sau chié̂n tranh : tuyẻ̂n tập truyện ngá̆n Việt Nam đương đại( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in Vietnamese and English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rumors and stones : a journey by Wayne Karlin( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karlin explores the tension in the role of the storyteller as a witness and keeper but also as shaper; it is a journey in space that becomes a journey into the past and into the truth that can only be found in the imagination; it is a journey into Karlin's own origins as a veteran of the Vietnam war and as a writer compelled in his work to always come back to that conflict and the net of connections from it he feels like a "cicatrix just under the skin of the brain."
 
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The other side of heaven : postwar fiction by Vietnamese and American writers
Alternative Names
Wayne Karlin American journalist

Wayne Karlin journaliste américain

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The stars, the earth, the river : short fiction by Le Minh KhueWandering souls : journeys with the dead and the living in Viet NamPrisoners : a novelThe wished-for country : a novelLove after war : contemporary fiction from Viet NamThe cemetery of Chua village and other storiesPast continuousAn insignificant family : a novel