Asian-American Writers

Asian-American Writers

by Harold Bloom
     
 

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School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—The essays in this volume draw attention to the diversity within the Asian communities of the United States and Canada by exploring how authors of various backgrounds represent themselves in literature. This edition sheds new light on established authors such as Maxine Hong Kingston and Amy Tan, while sharing new insights about emerging authors of South and East Asian descent. Individual essays examine literature by North Americans of Pacific Island, Vietnamese, and South Asian descent. These selections follow Bloom's well-known appeal to examine literary works as aesthetic products instead of sociopolitical documents, but each scholar directly addresses how Asian-American writers reflect and shape their cultural identities in fiction. The entries make extensive use of academic jargon and contain notes and works cited, indicating that the volume is intended for scholarly audiences. Readers unfamiliar with the authors may glean useful facts, but the intent of each piece is to enrich students' understanding of works they already have read. This book will be most helpful in high school libraries serving students in advanced-placement literature courses, academic libraries, and public libraries with extensive research collections.—Mary Landrum, Lexington Public Library, KY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604134018
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/2009
Series:
Bloom's Modern Critical Views Series
Edition description:
New
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Meet the Author

One of our most popular, respected, and controversial literary critics, Yale University professor Harold Bloom¿s books ¿ about, variously, Shakespeare, the Bible, and the classic literature ¿ are as erudite as they are accessible.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York and New Haven, Connecticut
Date of Birth:
July 11, 1930
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Education:
B.A., Cornell University, 1951; Ph.D., Yale University, 1955

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