Beginning Ethnic American Literatures (Beginnings) (Paperback)

Beginning Ethnic American Literatures (Beginnings) By Helena Grice, Candida Hepworth, Maria Lauret Cover Image

Beginning Ethnic American Literatures (Beginnings) (Paperback)

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Since the late 1960s, American literature has been revitalised by the work of writers such as Toni Morrison, Sherman Alexie, Sandra Cisneros and Maxine Hong Kingston. An introduction to the study of ethnic American fictions organised into four sections, each written by a specialist in the fields of African American, Asian American, Chicano/a and native American literature. Writers are discussed in their cultural/political contexts and literary traditions (rather than as exceptions or as individuals, or on a generic basis). The book highlights common themes in ethnic writing as well as specificities, and has extensive suggestions for further reading as well as a critical introduction regarding the concept of 'ethnic writing'. No competing titles - there are no textbooks, no beginners' books nor any systematised combination of ethnic fictions such as this - only edited collections on each area.
Maria Lauret is Senior Lecturer in American Studies at the University of Sussex. Martin Padget is Lecturer in American Studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Helena Grice is Lecturer in American Studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Candida Hepworth was Lecturer in American Studies at the University of Wales, Swansea
Product Details ISBN: 9780719057632
ISBN-10: 0719057639
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: March 15th, 2001
Pages: 264
Language: English
Series: Beginnings