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The immigrant experience in North American literature : carving out a niche

Author: Katherine B Payant; Toby Rose
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999.
Series: Contributions to the study of American literature, no. 4.
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This work examines changes in American attitudes to immigration and diverse cultures that are reflected in literature. It discusses the portrayal of ethnic groups, the controversies among writers and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Immigrant experience in North American literature.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607352697
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine B Payant; Toby Rose
ISBN: 0313308918 9780313308918
OCLC Number: 40180154
Description: xxvii, 190 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: stories of the uprooted / Katherine Payant --
In(ter)dependent selves: Mary Antin, Elizabeth Stern, and Jewish immigrant women's autobiography / Wendy Zierler --
Justifying individualism: Anzia Yezierska's Bread givers / Martin Japtok --
Fighting the trolls on the Dakota plains: the ecstasy and the agony of Norwegian immigrants' lives in O.E. Rolvaag's Giants in the earth / Raychel Haugrud Reiff --
Jasmine or the americanization of an Asian: negotiating between "cultural arrest" and moral decay in immigrant fictions / Gönül Pultar --
Developing negatives: Jamaica Kincaid's Lucy / Jacqueline Doyle --
Speaking and listening: the immigrant as spy who comes in from the cold / June Dwyer --
Repositioning the stars: twentieth-century narratives of Asian American immigration / Qun Wang --
Borderland themes in Sandra Cisneros's Woman hollering creek / Katherine Payant --
Crossroads are our roads: Paule Marshall's portrayal of immigrant identity themes / Toby Rose --
Motherland versus daughterland in Judith Ortiz Cofer's the Line of the sun / Carmen Faymonville --
Obasan and hybridity: necessary cultural strategies / Matthew Beedham --
Becoming Americans: Gish Jen's Typical American / Zhou Xiaojing.
Series Title: Contributions to the study of American literature, no. 4.
Responsibility: edited by Katherine B. Payant and Toby Rose.

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