Shirley geok-lin lim (born 1944) was born in malacca malaysia she is an american writer of poetry, fiction, and criticism her first collection of poems, crossing the peninsula, published in 1980, won her the commonwealth poetry prize, a first both for an asian and for a woman among several other awards that she has. Shirley geok-lin lim is the author of more than ten books, including poetry collections, short-story collections, critical works, a memoir, and a novel her forthcoming poetry collection is the irreversible sun (west end press, 2015) lim is research professor in the english department at the university of california, santa. Introduction shirley geok-lin lim is an important figure in asian-american academia, admired for her work as an internationally acclaimed poet and respected as a feminist scholar whose credentials included serving as chair of the women's studies program at the university of california, santa barbara. Shirley geok-lin lim was born in malacca, malaysia and received fulbright and wien international fellowships to complete her phd at brandeis university her first poetry collection, crossing the peninsula, received the commonwealth poetry prize, a first for a woman and an asian she is the recipient of. The mark of an anthropologist, a character in lim's richly detailed first novel observes, is that she seldom misses an observation that counts neither does lim, as she takes the reader from kuala lumpur in 1968 to westchester county in 1980 and singapore in 1981 when the novel opens, malaysia—only 11 years. By shirley geok-lin lim view sample pages synopsis these poems are related to lim's travels, and her having lived in various lands, including usa, canada, australia, singapore and malaysia about the poet shirley geok-lin lim was born in malacca, malaysia she is an american writer of poetry, fiction, and criticism h.
Tures the complexities, ambivalences, and contradictions of cosmopolitanism and also poses further challenges to this issue the intricacies of cosmopolitanism: shirley geok-lin lim's among the white moon faces minhao zeng the between much flowering attention the private/personal of academic scholars memoirs. It is not an intuitive choice to include shirley geok-lin lim on a website dedicated to singapore. In journey by shirley geok-lin lim we have the theme of responsibility, powerlessness, coming of age, tradition, fear and innocence narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator the reader realises after reading the story that lim may be exploring the theme of responsibility the unnamed female.
The book writing singapore: an historical anthology of singapore literature, edited by shirley geok-lin lim, philip holden, and angelia poon is published by national university of singapore press. Born to poverty in two different parts of the world, lorna dee cervantes and shirley geok-lin lim embraced poetry early on in this episode of sounds of poetry, they tell bill how poetry saved them. Monsoon history by shirley geok-lin lim selected poems with an introduction by prof laurel means (skoob 1994, 173pp, pbk £699) isbn 1-871438-44-6 from women's dreams shopping i cannot praise you too little: you are nothing much when i look around to gauge with a computing eye each one, the computer. Shirley geok-lin lim last night, she had dreamt she was shut away in a subterranean world she had wandered in labyrinths of a thick brown claustrophobia so dense was the air that her ears felt clogged with cotton-wool, and her feet trod slippery over ground strewn with skulls this dense silence was her holding her.
In 1980, shirley geok-lin lim won the prestigious com- monwealth poetry prize for her first book of poems, crossing the peninsula since then, the name of this gifted and talented malaysian-turned-american writer has become more and more prominent in the international literary community she is the author of. Edited by shirley geok-lin lim and amy ling with the recent proliferation of critically acclaimed literature by asian american writers, this groundbreaking collection of essays provides a unique resource for students, scholars, and the general reading public the homogeneity implied by the term asian american is replaced. Shirley geok-lin lim is a writer, poet and academic, well known in the us, ignored in france, where not even a line is translated yet she is a leading figure and a talented writer who can be discovered by reading her memoirs, probably her best novel “among the white moon faces” (1) / 1 / malacca, the.
Writer, critic, activist, educator, shirley geok-lin lim was born in malacca, malaysia, one often children of a hokkien peranakan (1) family after receiving her bachelor's degree from kuala lumpur's university of malaya in 1967, she went to the us where she earned a phd in english and american literature from brandeis. Shirley geok-lin lim's first collection of poems, crossing the peninsula (1980), received the commonwealth poetry prize she has published five other volumes of poetry: no man's grove (1985) modern secrets (1989) monsoon history ( 1994), a retrospective selection of her work what the fortune teller didn't say ( 1998). Shirley geok-lin lim was born in malacca malaysia she is an american writer of poetry, fiction, and criticism her first collection of poems, crossing the peninsula , published in 1980, won her the commonwealth poetry prize, a first both for an asian and for a woman among several other awards that she has received, her. Shirley geok-lin lim, ars poetica for the day, ethos books, 2015 105 pgs the titles of shirley lim's two most recent poetry collections, ars poetica for the day and do you live in, are deceptively disparate at first glance, do you live in suggests a prominent sense of place whereas ars poetica for the day plays on both.
These are resources for the teaching of the cambridge igcse world literature ( 0408) for a journey by geok-lin lim these stories are found in the stories of ourselves collection of short stories published by cambridge this resource contain.
Shirley geok-lin lim (b1944) is one of hong kong's most-published writers her first collection of poems, crossing the peninsula, published by heinemann press in 1980, won the commonwealth poetry prize, a first both for an asian and for a woman her memoir, among the white moon faces, received the 1997 american. Born in malacca, malaysia, shirley geok-lin lim was raised by her chinese father and attended missionary schools although her first languages were malay and the hokkin dialect of chinese, she was able to read english by the time she was six lim emigrated to the united states after college, settling eventually in. Shirley geok-lin lim, poet, novelist, memoirist and short story author who also is currently a research professor at the university of california, santa barbara ( ucsb), and pauline t newton, a lecturer at southern methodist university in dallas, conducted an interview on migration in september 2000,1 and.