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Her Wild American Self (96 Edition)by M. Evelina Galang
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Fiction. Cultural Writing. Asian-American Studies. Winner of the Wisconsin Library Association's Outstanding Achievement Recognition Award, 1997. HER WILD AMERICAN SELF, Eveline Galang's first collection of stories, steps foot into the lives of Filipina American women, but is accessible to readers of all ethnicities. HER WILD AMERICAN SELF reminds us of the importance in staying true to oneself amidst cultural clashes and assimilation. "An honest and insightful look at the experiences of Filipina American women who 'grew up hearing two languages'"-Ms. Magazine. Galang teaches creative writing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Filipina American debut author displays the contradictions of Asian American experience with irony and enthusiasm, anger and wit.
With irony and enthusiasm, anger and wit, Galang's stirring stories explore the Filipina American experience. "Told in an elegant, mesmerizing style ... while the brief, chantlike monologues that frame the collection are as lyrical as prayers". — The New York Times Book Review
About the Author
Linh Dinh (born 1963) is a Vietnamese-American poet, fiction writer and translator. Dinh was born in Saigon, Vietnam, came to the US in 1975, and is living in Philadelphia. In 2005, he was a David Wong fellow at the University of East Anglia, in Norwich, England .He spent 2002-2003 in Italy as a guest of the International Parliament of Writers and the town of Certaldo. He is the author of two collections of stories, Fake House (Seven Stories Press, 2000) and Blood and Soap (Seven Stories Press, 2004), and four books of poems, All Around What Empties Out (Tinfish, 2003), American Tatts (Chax, 2005), Borderless Bodies (Factory School, 2006) and Jam Alerts (Chax, 2007). His work has been anthologized in Best American Poetry 2000, Best American Poetry 2004, The Best American Poetry 2007, and Great American Prose Poems from Poe to the Present, among other places. The Village Voice picked his Blood and Soap as one of the best books of 2004. Translated into Italian by Giovanni Giri, it is published in Italy as Elvis Phong " Morto. Dinh is also the editor of the anthologies Night, Again: Contemporary Fiction from Vietnam (Seven Stories Press 1996) and Three Vietnamese Poets (Tinfish 2001), and translator of Night, Fish and Charlie Parker, the poetry of Phan Nhien Hao (Tupelo 2006). He has translated many international poets into Vietnamese, and many Vietnamese poets and fiction writers into English, including Nguyen Quoc Chanh, Tran Vang Sao, Van Cam Hai and Nguyen Huy Thiep.
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