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Racial asymmetries : Asian American fictional worlds

Author: Stephen Hong Sohn
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: American Literature Initiative.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Challenging the tidy links among authorial position, narrative perspective, and fictional content, Stephen Hong Sohn argues that Asian American authors have never been limited to writing about Asian American characters or contexts. Racial Asymmetries specifically examines the importance of first person narration in Asian American fiction published in the postrace era, focusing on those cultural productions in which  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Ressources Internet
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Sohn, Stephen Hong.
Racial asymmetries.
New York : New York University Press, [2014]
(DLC) 2013027468
Named Person: Chang-rae Lee; Sesshu Foster; Sabina Murray; Sigrid Nunez
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Hong Sohn
ISBN: 9781479800551 1479800554
OCLC Number: 1004036190
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (ix, 288 pages).
Contents: Introduction: The Many Storytellers of Asian American Fiction --
White Flight, White Narration: Suburban Deviancies in Chang-Rae Lee's Aloft --
When the Minor Becomes Major: Asian American Literary California, Chicano Narration, and Sesshu Foster's Atomik Aztex --
The Incomplete Biography in the Post? Civil Rights Era: Narrating Imagined Lives in Sigrid Nunez's Fictions --
Comparative Colonial Narration: Conquest and Consumption in Sabina Murray's Fictions --
Impossible Narration: Racial Analogies and Asian American Speculative Fictions --
Coda: Fiction Unbound.
Series Title: American Literature Initiative.
Other Titles: Asian American fictional worlds
Responsibility: Stephen Hong Sohn.


Employs an interdisciplinary approach to reveal the unbounded nature of fictional worlds.  Read more...


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What constitutes Asian American literature? Who can claim to be an Asian American author? Sohn builds a theory of categorization that places him in a distinguished genealogy of field-defining Read more...

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