This groundbreaking study, the first ever published on Linda Le, a young albeit prolific writer of Vietnamese origin whose fiction has shocked readers by its violence and cruelty and challenged critics by its complexity, explores the issue of "lack" (manque) in her works. In addition to being rigorous in its method and original in its approach, this study makes Le's works less daunting, more approachable to academics and graduate students.
Foreword by Jack A. Yeager; En guise d'introduction... Linda Le, la montagne magique; I. Parole "deplacee", ecriture nomade, literature prometheenne; II. Amour... Amours; III. Le "roman familial" de Linda Le; Pour conclure... De l'ecriture du manque a l'ecriture ludique; Bibliographie; Index.