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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Foreign Accents examins the various transpacific signifying strategies by which poets of Chinese descent in the U.S. have sought to represent cultural tradition in their articulations of an ethnic subjectivity, in Chinese as well as in English. In assessing the dynamics and the politics of poetic expression by writers engaging with a specific cultural heritage, the study develops a general theory of ethnic literary
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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 pages : illustrations ; 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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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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