Imagining America: Stories from the Promised Land / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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 authorsAfrican, Asian, European, Jewish, Middle Eastern, and Native Americanfollow 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 Yamamotomaking this, once again, the most authoritative and useful multicultural collection available.
|Edition description:||Revised Edition|
|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 Free||3|
|The English Lesson||21|
|The German Refugee||35|
|They Won't Crack It Open||47|
|A Wife's Story||57|
|Silver Pavements, Golden Roofs||70|
|The Blossoming of Bongbong||84|
|Children of the Sea||98|