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Gish Jen

  • That there should be a purpose to suffering, that a person should be chosen for it, special — these are houses of the mind, in which whole peoples have found shelter.

  • Interested in himself, he believed himself a subject of interest ...

  • A white person was by definition somebody. Other people needed, across their hearts, one steel rib.

Gish Jen, U.S. writer

(1955)

Born: Lillian Jen.