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Reading Asian American literature : from necessity to extravagance

Author: Sau-ling Cynthia Wong
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1993.
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"This book is a thematic study of Asian American literature. - intro.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Maxine Hong Kingston; Maxine Hong Kingston
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sau-ling Cynthia Wong
ISBN: 0691068755 9780691068756 0691015414 9780691015415
OCLC Number: 27144251
Description: x, 258 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Constructing an Asian American textual coalition --
Big easters, treat lovers, "food prostitutes," "food pornographers," and doughnut makers --
Encounters with the racial shadow --
The politics of mobility --
The Asian American Homo Ludens: work, play, and art.
Responsibility: Sau-ling Cynthia Wong.
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How is the growing body of Asian American works to be read? What holds them together to constitute a tradition? What distinguishes this tradition from the 'mainstream' canon and other 'minority'  Read more...

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"The first comprehensive theoretical praxis for Asian American literature since Elain Kim's 1982 work ...Wong's virtuosity with sophisticated theory and massive amounts of data ably demonstrates the Read more...

 
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