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American identities : contemporary multicultural voices

Author: Robert Pack; Jay Parini
Publisher: Hanover : Middlebury College Press : Published by University Press of New England, [1994] ©1994
Series: Bread Loaf anthology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contemporary commentators have observed that postmodern America is less a melting pot than a buffet table. In American Identities people of diverse ethnic, religious, social, gender, and sexual backgrounds "refuse to merge but insist on a multiplicity of well-maintained identities," editors Robert Pack and Jay Parini explain. This sixth volume in the popular Bread Loaf Anthology series gathers more than three dozen  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literature
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Multikulturelle Literatur
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
American identities.
Hanover : Published by University Press of New England [for] Middlebury College Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)624405169
Named Person: Anthologie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Pack; Jay Parini
ISBN: 0874516412 9780874516418 0874517591 9780874517590
OCLC Number: 30036603
Notes: "A Bread Loaf anthology"--Page ii.
Description: xiii, 373 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Homecoming ; Queens, 1963 / Julia Alvarez --
Chicago highbrow / James Atlas --
Bank examiners / Pinckney Benedict --
A late start in Mississippi / Larry Brown --
Advanced biology / Judity Ortiz Cofer --
Hudson Hornet ; Maternity ; Translations ; Times Square Hotel - basement floor ; First Baptist Church: Princeton New Jersey / William C. Cook --
The boy with beer / Melvin Dixon --
Home / Michael Dorris --
Conversions / Louise Erdrich --
Kubota / Garrett Hongo --
Reconstruction / Robert Houston --
How I got to be Jewish / Erica Jong --
Monticello ; Rendezvous ; Anthony, Isabella ... ; Henry the navigator ; Other worlds / Yusef Komunyakaa --
Prague: a poem reappearing / Michael Kraus --
Empty bamboo / Leslie Li --
Voice lessons / Nancy Mairs --
The gospel according to Walter ; Fog warning ; The conning towers of my father's war ; Class / Paul Mariani --
South Bronx, 1939 ; Clayfield prunes his apple trees / Robert Pack --
Anthracite country ; Playing in the mines ; 1913 ; The miner's wake ; Coal train / Jay Parini --
Grudnow ; It is raining on the house of Anne Frank ; A real story ; Rachel (a ewe) ; A short history of Judaic thought in the twentieth century / Linda Pastan --
A secret place, with view / Ted Perry --
Gathering / Samuel F. Pickering, Jr. --
Losing the aristocratic taint / Ron Powers --
A New England chorus / John Preston --
Ear training / William H. Pritchard --
History (with dreams) / Lev Raphael --
Distant cousins / Ishmael Reed --
Family values / Richard Rodriguez --
Chrysanthemums ; Ningyo / Lee Ann Roripaugh --
Rat Bohemia / Sarah Schulman --
Being there / Lynne Sharon Schwartz --
One last time / Gary Soto --
Idlewild / Robert B. Stepto --
Between silence and sanction / Michelle Taigue --
The Italian-American voice: where is it? / Gay Talese --
West Point / Gore Vidal --
White pelicans / Terry Tempest Williams --
Today, a woman went mad in the supermarket / Hilma Wolitzer --
Autobiography of a family photo / Jacqueline Woodson --
Virgin river bride ; June elegy ; Skull ; Swallows of Xi'an / Clara Yu.
Series Title: Bread Loaf anthology.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Pack, Jay Parini.

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More than three dozen voices offer diverse expressions of the dynamic interaction between subculture and the American consciousness, and many answers to the question of how to "construct a 'self'  Read more...

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