New Immigrant Literatures in the United States: A Sourcebook to Our Multicultural Literary Heritage (Hardback)
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New Immigrant Literatures in the United States: A Sourcebook to Our Multicultural Literary Heritage (Hardback)

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Hardback 408 Pages / Published: 10/06/1996
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During the last 50 years, the United States has become the home of immigrants from many Asian and Caribbean countries, and it has continued to receive people from European countries as well. Writers from these immigrant groups have greatly enriched American literature and society since World War II, and their works reflect their experiences as newcomers to the United States. Furthermore, their writings reflect their cultural heritage and tell the story of their ancestral lands. This reference is a comprehensive guide to immigrant literatures in the United States during the last five decades. Broad sections of the volume are devoted to Asian-American, Caribbean-American, European-American, and Mexican-American literatures. Within each section, individual chapters treat particular immigrant groups. Previously underrepresented groups, such as Pakistani Americans, Korean Americans, and Mexican Americans, are given special attention; and whenever possible, the volume discusses writings by immigrant women. The chapters are written by expert contributors. Each chapter provides a thorough historical and critical overview and extensive primary and secondary bibliographies. Many of the contributors place immigrant literature within larger socio-cultural contexts, commenting on immigration policies, problems of language and translation, and work in new media, such as film and television.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313289682
Number of pages: 408
Weight: 750 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
..."a unique, comprehensive, and versatile introduction to the contributions of immigrants to the post-World War II literature of the United States... The work performs two complementary functions. First, each of the 22 chapters... gives basic information about the ethnic group, its culture, and its immigrant history in the United States, which with the notes and a comprehensive bibliography results in a concise reference chapter on that particular group's contribution to U.S. literature. Second, each chapter contains expert critical and interpretive essays on the dominant concerns, major authors, early and recent works, and prevailing genres of each group, satisfying the scholar's need for critical and contextual perspective. Recommended for academic and larger collections."-Library Journal
"Knippling provides useful critical background for those teaching or studying the literature of U.S. immigrant groups....Recommended for all libraries."-MultiCultural Review
"[S]hould be of interest to all who teach, research, and are concerned about promoting a "multicultural literary heritage" that is not necessarily and simply "our[s].""-Journal of American Ethnic History
" S hould be of interest to all who teach, research, and are concerned about promoting a "multicultural literary heritage" that is not necessarily and simply "our s .""-Journal of American Ethnic History
..."the writing is clear and jargon-free, each chapter providing an excellent starting point for a further exploration of the literature... it meets an important need in the current multicultural climate and is recommended for high-school, public, and academic libraries."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
?Knippling provides useful critical background for those teaching or studying the literature of U.S. immigrant groups....Recommended for all libraries.?-MultiCultural Review
?[S]hould be of interest to all who teach, research, and are concerned about promoting a "multicultural literary heritage" that is not necessarily and simply "our[s]."?-Journal of American Ethnic History
?...the writing is clear and jargon-free, each chapter providing an excellent starting point for a further exploration of the literature...[it] meets an important need in the current multicultural climate and is recommended for high-school, public, and academic libraries.?-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
?Knippling offers a critical overview of post-WWII literature written by new immigrants to the US....A blend of reference and critical interpretation, the sourcebook's chapters focus on writing in English. Twenty-two contributors of diverse background and expertise describe skillfully the origin, nature, and literary traditions of the new immigrants covered in the text....[T]he guide is one of the most comprehensive recent treatments of immigrant literature in the US.?-Choice
?...a unique, comprehensive, and versatile introduction to the contributions of immigrants to the post-World War II literature of the United States... The work performs two complementary functions. First, each of the 22 chapters... gives basic information about the ethnic group, its culture, and its immigrant history in the United States, which with the notes and a comprehensive bibliography results in a concise reference chapter on that particular group's contribution to U.S. literature. Second, each chapter contains expert critical and interpretive essays on the dominant concerns, major authors, early and recent works, and prevailing genres of each group, satisfying the scholar's need for critical and contextual perspective. Recommended for academic and larger collections.?-Library Journal
.,."the writing is clear and jargon-free, each chapter providing an excellent starting point for a further exploration of the literature...[it] meets an important need in the current multicultural climate and is recommended for high-school, public, and academic libraries."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
"Knippling offers a critical overview of post-WWII literature written by new immigrants to the US....A blend of reference and critical interpretation, the sourcebook's chapters focus on writing in English. Twenty-two contributors of diverse background and expertise describe skillfully the origin, nature, and literary traditions of the new immigrants covered in the text....[T]he guide is one of the most comprehensive recent treatments of immigrant literature in the US."-Choice
.,."a unique, comprehensive, and versatile introduction to the contributions of immigrants to the post-World War II literature of the United States... The work performs two complementary functions. First, each of the 22 chapters... gives basic information about the ethnic group, its culture, and its immigrant history in the United States, which with the notes and a comprehensive bibliography results in a concise reference chapter on that particular group's contribution to U.S. literature. Second, each chapter contains expert critical and interpretive essays on the dominant concerns, major authors, early and recent works, and prevailing genres of each group, satisfying the scholar's need for critical and contextual perspective. Recommended for academic and larger collections."-Library Journal

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