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Bold words : a century of Asian American writing / edited by Rajini Srikanth and Esther Y. Iwanaga.

Book Book (c2001.)
Description: xxiv, 442 p. ; 26 cm.
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2001.
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  • ISBN: 9780813529660 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0813529662 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780813529653 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0813529654 (alk. paper)
General Note: Includes indexes.
Contents: Drama. Asian American theater awake at the millennium / Roberta Uno -- From Eye of the coconut / Jeannie Barroga -- From Assimilation / Shishir Kurup -- Mask dance / Rick Shiomi -- From Mua He Do Lual red fiery summer / Lê Thi Diem Thúy -- From Three lives / Alex Luu -- From Texas / Judy Soo Hoo.
Fiction. Kim / Jana Monji -- Seeds / Monique T.D. Truong -- Fredo Avila / Gina Apostol -- A difference of background / Nurul Kabir -- Elvis of Manila / Eric Gamalinda -- From Monkey King / Patricia Chao -- From a cab called reliable / Patti Kim -- The goddess of sleep / Ginu Kamani -- From The necessary hunger / Nina Revoyr -- Western music / Linh Dinh -- Chagrin / Tahira Naqvi -- From The foreign student / Susan Choi -- Show and tell / Andrew Lam -- Mrs. Sen's / Jhumpa Lahiri -- The shylocks / Cynthia Ignacio.
Fiction. In that valley beautiful beyond / Gary Pak -- In the land of the free / Sui Sin Far -- The story of a letter / Carlos Bulosan -- He who has the laughing face / Toshio Mori -- Seventeen syllables / Hisaye Yamamoto -- From no-no boy / John Okada -- From Clay walls / Kim Ronyoung -- Melpomene tragedy / Theresa Hak Kyung Cha -- Railroad standard time / Frank Chin -- Batista and Tania Aparecida Djapan / Karen Tei Yamashita -- The valley of the dead air / Gary Pak -- Rated-L ; Our Lady of Kalihi / R. Zamora Linmark -- A new beginning / John Yau.
Poetry. The founding of Yuba City / Chitra Divakaruni -- Prints / Christian Langworthy -- Reading the poem about the yew tree / Reetika Vazirani -- News of the world ; The young of Tiananmen / Meena Alexander -- They don't think much about us in America / Alfrredo Navarro Salanga -- Walls / Luis H. Francia -- Beetle on a string / Vince Gotera -- Chónmun Hak / Walter K. Lew -- Zenith / Barbara Tran -- The bitterness of bodies we bear / Bao-Long Chu -- The dead / Linh Dinh -- Sister play / Lan Duong -- From the redshifting web / Arthur Sze -- Projections / Christian Langworthy.
Poetry. Absorbing and being absorbed by poetry / Eileen Tabios -- (Untitled) / Frances Chung -- Filling the gap / Lawson Fusao Inada -- Thirty years under ; Cincinnati / Mitsuye Yamada -- Smokey's getting old / Jessica Hagedorn -- Recipe ; Why is preparing fish a political act? / Janice Mirikitani -- Yellow light / Garrett Hongo -- The gift / Li-Young Lee -- Urban love songs / Wing Tek Lum -- The chocolatier / Tina Koyama -- Strawberries / Eric Chock -- This room and everything in it / Li-Young Lee -- From "In search of evanescence" / Agha Shahid Ali -- Andy Warhol speaks to his two Filipino maids / Alfred A. Yuson -- Not much art ; Ceylon / Indran Amirthanayagam -- The floral apron / Marilyn Chin -- Kala gave me anykine advice especially about Filipinos when I moved to Pahala / Lois-Ann Yamanaka -- A conservative view / Cathy Song.
Memoir. The voice that passes through me, an interview with Meena Alexander / Esther Iwanaga and Rajini Srikanth -- How my stories were written / Carlos Bulosan -- The grandfather of the Sierra Nevada mountains / Maxine Hong Kingston -- The faintest echo of our language / Chang-Rae Lee -- From Among the white moon faces : an Asian American memoir of homelands / Shirley Geok-Lin Lim -- From my own country : A doctor's story of a town and its people in the age of AIDS / Abraham Verghese -- From Where the body meets memory / David Mura -- From Ono Ono girl's hula / Carolyn Lei-Lanilau -- Pa / Loung Ung.
Summary: This anthology covers writings by Asian Americans in all genres, from the early twentieth century to the present. Some sixty authors of Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, South Asian, and Southeast Asian American origin are represented, with an equal split between male and female writers. The collection is divided into four sections-memoir, fiction, poetry, and drama-prefaced by an introductory essay from a well-known practitioner of that genre: Meena Alexander on memoir, Gary Pak on fiction, Eileen Tabios on poetry, and Roberta Uno on drama. The selections depict the complex realities and wide range of experiences of Asians in the United States. They illuminate the writers' creative responses to issues as diverse as resistance, aesthetics, biculturalism, sexuality, gender relations, racism, war, diaspora, and family.
Authors: Srikanth, Rajini. (Added Author). Iwanaga, Esther Yae, 1945- (Added Author).
Citation: Srikanth, Rajini. "Bold words : a century of Asian American writing." New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 2001.
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