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Living in America: Poetry and Fiction by South Asian American Writersby Roshni Rustomji-kerns
Synopses & Reviews
"This is a major compilation of Asian American authors, some native-born, others immigrants, refugees, or expatriates. While some of the writers are well known (e.g., Ved Mehta, Meena Alexander), most are emerging voices. The volume is divided into two parts: poetry and fiction. Poets are represented by one or two poems; short story writers by just one piece. Each author contributed a "statement," whether biographical, literary, or philosophical, that appears before his or her work. The editor (professor emeritus, liberal studies and India Studies Program, Sonoman State Univ.) has provided more traditional biographical information at the back of the book. The writers describe a wide range of experience in a great variety of styles." -Debbie Bogenschutz, Cincinnati Technical Coll.
Book News Annotation:
The short stories and poems in this collection deal with South Asian experiences and perceptions of life in North America, touching on themes such as love, loss, exile, nostalgia, and renewal. Headnotes placing each individual work in context and discussing its literary merits accompany work by established and new writers. The collection includes a historical introduction and an introduction exploring South Asian literary traditions. No index.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A major compilation of Asian American authors describing a wide range of experience in a great variety of styles
The book includes both a historical introduction and one exploring South Asian literary traditions and the concept of the collection.
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