Imagining America: Stories from the Promised Land / Edition 2

Imagining America: Stories from the Promised Land / Edition 2

by Wesley Brown, Amy Ling
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Persea Books


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Imagining America: Stories from the Promised Land / Edition 2

The acclaimed multicultural fiction anthology, updated to include recent writers.
Thirty-seven short stories from 1900 to the present, written by some of our best authors—African, Asian, European, Jewish, Middle Eastern, and Native American—follow the waves of immigration into and migration within the United States. These stories are unique in time and circumstance, yet they address a common dilemma: how to reconcile America's mythologized "promise" with its more complex reality. New to the collection are Sherman Alexie, Michelle Cliff, Edwidge Danticat, Junot Diaz, Chitra Divakaruni, Jewelle Gomez, Thomas King, Bruce Morrow, Agnes Rossi, and David Wong Louie. They join Toni Cade Bambara, Richard Bausch, Marita Bonner, Nash Candelaria, Sandra Cisneros, Louise Erdrich, Mei Mei Evans, Oscar Hijuelos, Gish Jen, LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka, Kim Yong Ik, Monfoon Leong, Bernard Malamud, Paule Marshall, Nicholasa Mohr, Toshio Mori, Bharati Mukherjee, Mikhail Naimy, Tahira Naqvi, Gregory Orfalea, Grace Paley, Jeanne Schinto, Leslie Marmon Silko, Michael Stephens, Sui Sin Far, Alice Walker, and Hisaye Yamamoto—making this, once again, the most authoritative and useful multicultural collection available.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780892552771
Publisher: Persea Books
Publication date: 03/01/2003
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 376,130
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Wesley Brown, novelist and playwright, is also the editor of Imagining America and Visions of America. He is on the faculty of Rutgers University.

Amy Ling (d. 1999), critic and scholar, was the founding director of the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Table of Contents

In the Land of the Free3
The Whipping12
The English Lesson21
The German Refugee35
They Won't Crack It Open47
A Wife's Story57
Silver Pavements, Golden Roofs70
The Blossoming of Bongbong84
Children of the Sea98
His Grace115
Japanese Hamlet121

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