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Words Matter: Conversations with Asian American Writers (Intersections: Asian and Pacific American Transcultural Studies)

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Publisher Comments:

Twenty Asian American writers comment on their own work and speak frankly about aesthetics, politics, and the challenges they have encountered in pursuing a writing career.

Book News Annotation:

Following an introduction by Cheung (English and Asian American studies, UCLA), are interviews with Jessica Hagedorn, Paul Stephen Lim, S.P. Somtow, Meena Alexander, Myung Mi Kim, Le Ly Hayslip, Janice Mirikitani, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Al Robles, Philip Kan Gotanda, David Wong Louie, Gish Jen, Russell Leong, Amy Uyematsu, Li- Young Lee, Wendy Law-Yone, Gary Pak, Karen Tei Yamashita, Hisaye Yamamoto, and Wakako Yamauchi. Topics include the expectations attached to the label "Asian American", the burden of representation shouldered by ethnic artists, and the different demands of "mainstream" and ethnic audiences. Interviews are preceded by a short introduction to the interviewee.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780824821340
Editor:
Cheung, King-Kok
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press
Editor:
Cheung, King-Kok
Author:
Cheung, King-Kok
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
American - Asian American
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Interviews.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Series:
Intersections: Asian and Pacific American Transcultural Studies
Publication Date:
20000631
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
402
Dimensions:
8.77x5.79x1.24 in. 1.38 lbs.

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