Nan Z. Da

Nan Z. Da is an assistant professor in the department of English language and literatures at the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of Intransitive Encounter: Sino-US Literatures and the Limits of Exchange (Columbia University Press, 2018) and the editor of Thinking Literature, a series dedicated to literary criticism housed at the University of Chicago Press.


on Where Reasons End by Yiyun Li

The novel Where Reasons End was written, as many people know by now, in the year after the suicide of the author’s sixteen-year-old son, Vincent Kean Li. Noting tonal and stylistic departures from her previous works, reviewers have praised it for reworking the novelistic form to accommodate the rhythms and temporalities of grief. Where Reasons […]

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