Trailing clouds : immigrant fiction in contemporary America (Book, 2006) []
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Trailing clouds : immigrant fiction in contemporary America

Trailing clouds : immigrant fiction in contemporary America

Author: David Cowart
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2006.
Series: Cornell paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

"We stand to learn much about the durability of or changes in the American way of life from writers such as Bharati Mukherjee (born in India), Ursula Hegi (born in Germany), Jerzy Kosinski (born in  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Cowart
ISBN: 0801444691 9780801444692 0801472873 9780801472879
OCLC Number: 62742610
Description: xii, 249 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : the new immigrant writing --
Slavs of New York : Being there, Mr. Sammler's planet --
Immigration and primal scene : Alvarez's How the García girls lost their accents --
Survival on the tangled bank : Hegi's The vision of Emma Blau and Mukherjee's Jasmine --
Language, dreams, and art in Cristina Garcia's Dreaming in Cuban --
Korean connection : Chang-rae Lee and company --
Haitian Persephone : Danticat's Breath, eyes, memory --
Assimilation and adolescence : Jamaica Kincaid's Lucy and Lan Cao's Monkey bridge --
Ethnicity as pentimento : Mylène Dressler's The deadwood beetle --
Immigration as Bardo : Wendy Law-Yone's The coffin tree --
Closet and mask : Junot Díaz's Drown --
Conclusion : we, them, us.
Series Title: Cornell paperbacks.
Responsibility: David Cowart.
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