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Tricksters and cosmopolitans : cross-cultural collaborations in Asian American literary production

Author: Rei Magosaki
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Tricksters and Cosmopolitans is the first sustained exploration into the history of cross-cultural collaborations between Asian American writers and their non-Asian American editors and publishers. The volume focuses on the literary production of the cosmopolitan subject, featuring the writers Sui Sin Far, Jessica Hagedorn, Karen Tei Yamashita, Monique Truong, and Min Jin Lee. The newly imagined cosmopolitan  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Magosaki, Rei.
Tricksters and cosmopolitans.
New York : Fordham University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2015051454
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rei Magosaki
ISBN: 9780823271306 0823271307 9780823271313 0823271315
OCLC Number: 933274109
Description: viii, 157 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Trickster Poetics at the Turn of the Century --
2. The Making of the Cosmopolitan Subject --
3. L.A.-Paris-New York: The Parameter of Literary Production at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century.
Responsibility: Rei Magosaki.

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"Tricksters and Cosmopolitans is the first sustained exploration into the history of cross-cultural collaborations between Asian American writers and their non-Asian American editors and publishers. The volume focuses on the literary production of the cosmopolitan subject, featuring the writers Sui Sin Far, Jessica Hagedorn, Karen Tei Yamashita, Monique Truong, and Min Jin Lee. The newly imagined cosmopolitan subject that emerges from their works dramatically reconfigured Asian American female subjectivity in metropolitan space with a kind of fluidity and ease never before seen. But as Rei Magosaki shows, these narratives also invariably expose the problematic side of this figure, which also serves to perpetuate exploitative structures of Western imperialism and its legacies in late capitalism. Arguing that the actual establishment of such a critical standpoint on imperialism and globalization required the expansive and internationalist vision of editors who supported, cultivated, and promoted these works, Tricksters and Cosmopolitans reveals the negotiations between these authors and their publishers and between the shared investment in both politics and aesthetics that influenced the narrative structure of key works in the Asian American literary canon"--

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