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Foreign accents : Chinese American verse from exclusion to postethnicity

Author: Steven G Yao
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Series: Global Asias.
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Foreign Accents sets forth a historical poetics of verse by writers of Chinese descent in the U.S. from the early twentieth century to the present. With readings of works by Ezra Pound, Li-young Lee,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven G Yao
ISBN: 9780199730339 0199730334
OCLC Number: 495616847
Description: vii, 326 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: To be (or not to be) the poet : the cultural politics of verse in Asian American literature --
Toward a prehistory of Asian American verse : Pound, Cathay, and the poetics of Chineseness --
Chinese/American verse in transnational perspective : racial protest and the poems of Angel Island --
From the language of race to the poetics of ethnicity : the rise of Asian American verse --
A voice from China : Ha Jin and the cultural politics of antisocialist realism --
The precision of persimmons : Li-Young Lee, ethnic identity and the limits of lyric testimony --
Are you hate speech or are you a lullaby? : Marilyn Chin and the politics of form in Chinese/American verse --
The owner of one pock-marked tongue : John Yau and the logic of ethnic abstraction --
Chinese/American verse in the age of postethnicity?
Series Title: Global Asias.
Responsibility: Steven G. Yao.
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"Deeply thoughtful, critically sharp, Foreign Accents creates a provocative trajectory for understanding Chinese American poetry and poetics. It ranges from insightful close readings of the poetry to Read more...

 
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