Ha Jin | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Publishers Weekly

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Critical Review by Publishers Weekly

SOURCE: A review of Ocean of Words, in Publishers Weekly, February 26, 1996, p. 98.

[In the following review of Ocean of Words, the writer notes Jin's "talent for humor" and "good writing."]

Set on the Chinese-Russian border in the early 1970s, these short stories by this poet (Between Silences) and veteran of the People's Army, quickly draws the reader into Chinese army life with all its rivalries, propaganda and poignancy. "Dragon Head" follows a fascinating battle of wits between an army commander and a local militia commander ("If this were the Old China, no doubt Dragon Head would become a small warlord") through the twists and turns of betrayal and political intrigue. In "Miss Jee," about a soldier who is the helpless butt of his comrades' jokes, Jin also...

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