The Columbia Guide To Asian American Literature Since 1945 by Guiyou HuangThe Columbia Guide To Asian American Literature Since 1945 by Guiyou Huang

The Columbia Guide To Asian American Literature Since 1945

byGuiyou Huang

Hardcover | June 20, 2006

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Guiyou Huang traces the history of Asian American literature from the end of World War II to the beginning of the twenty-first century. Huang covers six genres: anthology, autobiography/memoir, drama, fiction, poetry, and short fiction; reviews major historical developments and social movements; explains key literary terms; and offers a narrative, A-to-Z guide of major Asian American writers and their works, plus their critical reception.

This guide covers Canadian and U.S. authors with cultural and ethnic origins in East Asia, South Asia, and the Pacific Islands. It begins with a discussion of works written shortly after World War II that explore the personal and political impact of the conflict, such as John Okada's No-No Boy and Hisaye Yamamoto's short fiction. Huang then focuses on the 1980s, when Asian American literature blossomed into a diverse, heterogeneous field characterized by a variety of themes, genres, and styles, and writers with multiple ethnic and cultural backgrounds. He considers the work of novelists Amy Tan and Maxine Hong Kingston, the poets Ai and Agha Shahid Ali, and more than 100 additional authors, including Frank Chin, David Henry Hwang, Jessica Hagedorn, Nora Okja Keller, Bharati Mukherjee, Gish Jen, Chang-rae Lee, Jhumpa Lahiri, Chitra Divakaruni, and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha.

Huang points the reader toward further study for individual authors, and his selected bibliography suggests works of a more general nature, including literary criticism and histories, reference works, and collections of essays. Comprehensive though concise, clearly written but richly detailed, The Columbia Guide to Asian American Literature Since 1945 is an invaluable resource.

Guiyou Huang is professor of English and dean of undergraduate studies and programs at St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida. He is the author of numerous books, including Whitmanism, Imagism, and Modernism in China and America. Guiyou Huang is Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Programs, and Professor of English at St. Thomas Univers...
Title:The Columbia Guide To Asian American Literature Since 1945Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pagesPublished:June 20, 2006Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0231126204

ISBN - 13:9780231126205

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Table of Contents

Part I. Narrative OverviewPart II. A-Z Entries1. Anthologies2. Autobiographies/Memoirs3. Drama4. Fiction5. Poetry6. Short FictionPart III. Literary Criticism: A Selected BibliographyPart IV. Periodicals

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An excellent resource for those who seek a brief overview of the Asian American literature...