The Multilingual Anthology of American Literature: A Reader of Original Texts with English Translations

The Multilingual Anthology of American Literature: A Reader of Original Texts with English Translations

by Marc Shell, Werner Sollors
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814797520

ISBN-13: 9780814797525

Pub. Date: 11/01/2000

Publisher: New York University Press

"The Multilingual Anthology of American Literature brings together American writings in diverse languages from Arabic and Spanish to Swedish and Yiddish, among others. Presenting each work in its original language with facing page translation, the book provides an important complement to all other anthologies of American writing, and will serve to complicate our…  See more details below

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"The Multilingual Anthology of American Literature brings together American writings in diverse languages from Arabic and Spanish to Swedish and Yiddish, among others. Presenting each work in its original language with facing page translation, the book provides an important complement to all other anthologies of American writing, and will serve to complicate our understanding of what exactly American literature is." "American literature appears here as more than an offshoot of a single mother country, or of many mother countries, but rather as the interaction among diverse linguistic and cultural trajectories." "Consider that Cotton Mather spoke half a dozen languages and wrote in both Spanish and Latin. Or that the first short story known to have been written by an African American (and reproduced here) was written in French. Not only a literature of immigration and assimilation, American multilingual literature participates in the larger literary tradition which too often marginalizes authors who complicate the fit of authorship, citizenship, and language."--BOOK JACKET.

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ISBN-13:
9780814797525
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2000
Pages:
784
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.60(d)

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