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By Sau-Ling Cynthia Wong

ISBN-10: 0691015414

ISBN-13: 9780691015415

ISBN-10: 0691068755

ISBN-13: 9780691068756

a contemporary explosion of publishing job through quite a lot of gifted writers has put Asian American literature within the limelight. because the box of Asian American literary experiences earnings expanding reputation, although, questions of misreading and appropriation unavoidably come up. How is the turning out to be physique of Asian American works to be learn? What holds them jointly to represent a practice? What distinguishes this practice from the "mainstream" canon and different "minority" literatures? within the first accomplished booklet on Asian American literature because Elaine Kim's ground-breaking 1982 quantity, Sau-ling Wong addresses those matters and explores their implications for the multiculturalist time table. Wong does so by means of setting up the "intertextuality" of Asian American literature in the course of the examine of 4 motifs-food and consuming, the Doppelg, nger determine, mobility, and play-in their a number of sociohistorical contexts. happening throughout ethnic subgroup, gender, type, generational, and ancient limitations, those motifs resonate with one another in exceedingly Asian American styles that universalistic theories can't discover. rhetorical figures from Maxine Hong Kingston's the lady Warrior, "Necessity" and "Extravagance" additional unify this unique, wide-ranging research. Authors studied comprise Carlos Bulosan, Frank Chin, Ashley Sheun Dunn, David Henry Hwang, Lonny Kaneko, Maxine Hong Kingston, pleasure Kogawa, David Wong Louie, Darrell Lum, Wing Tek Lum, Toshio Mori, Bharati Mukherjee, Fae Myenne Ng, Bienvenido Santos, Monica Sone, Amy Tan, Yoshiko Uchida, Shawn Wong, Hisaye Yamamoto, and Wakako Yamauchi.

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