Memory and cultural politics : new approaches to American ethnic literatures / edited by Amritjit Singh, Joseph T. Skerrett, Jr., Robert E. Hogan

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Subjects: American literature--Minority authors--History and criticism
Politics and literature--United States--History
Ethnic relations in literature
Ethnic groups in literature
Minorities in literature
Memory in literature
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Boston : Northeastern University Press, c1996
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: xiii, 357 p. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: Preface
Introduction 3
Ethnographic Politics: The Uses of Memory in Ethnic Fiction / William Boelhower 19
The Plural Self: The Politicization of Memory and Form in Three American Ethnic Autobiographies / Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez 41
Telling History: Inventing Identity in Jewish American Fiction / Victoria Aarons 60
Nostalgia and Ambiguity in Martha Lamont's "Crow and Her Seagull Slaves" / Toby C. S. Langen 87
Oppression and Repression: Personal and Collective Memory in Paule Marshall's Praisesong for the Widow and Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony / G. Thomas Couser 106
Tilling the Soil to Find Ourselves: Labor, Memory, and Identity in Ernest J. Gaines's Of Love and Dust / Herman Beavers 121
Memory and the Matrix of History: The Poetics of Loss and Recovery in Joy Kogawa's Obasan and Toni Morrison's Beloved / Gurleen Grewal 140
The Role of Memory in August Wilson's Four-Hundred-Year Autobiography / Sandra G. Shannon 175
Beyond Mimicry: The Poetics of Memory and Authenticity in Derek Walcott's Another Life / Sandra Pouchet Paquet 194
The Politics of Memory: Remembering History in Alice Walker and Joy Kogawa / David Palumbo-Liu 211
Producing History and Telling Stories: Maxine Hong Kingston's China Men and Zeese Papanikolas's Buried Unsung / Yiorgos Kalogeras 227
Yearning for the Past: The Dynamics of Memory in Sansei Internment Poetry / Stan Yogi 245
Arab American Literature and the Politics of Memory / Lisa Suhair Majaj 266
Feathering the Serpent: Chicano Mythic "Memory" / Rafael Perez-Torres 291
Chicanismo as Memory: The Fictions of Rudolfo Anaya, Nash Candelaria, Sandra Cisneros, and Ron Arias / A. Robert Lee 320
Select Bibliography 341
Editors and Contributors 345
Index 349
Alternate Titles: Spine title: Memory & cultural politics
Additional Authors: Singh, Amritjit
Skerrett, Joseph T
Hogan, Robert E
Notes: LCCN: 95010351 //r96
ISBN: 1555532349 (acid-free paper)
ISBN: 1555532543 (pbk.)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 341-344) and index
Contents: Ethnographic politics: the uses of memory in ethnic fiction / William Boelhower -- The Plural self: the politicization of memory and form in three American ethnic autobiographies / Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez -- Telling history: inventing identity in Jewish American fiction / Victoria Aarons -- Nostalgia and ambiguity in Martha Lamont's "Crow and her seagull slaves" / Toby C.S. Langen -- Oppression and repression: personal and collective memory in Paule Marshall's Praisesong for the widow and Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony / G. Thomas Couser -- Tilling the soil to find ourselves: labor, memory, and identity in Ernest J. Gaines's Of love and dust / Herman Beavers -- Memory and the matrix of history: the poetics of loss and recovery in Joy Kogawa's Obasan and Toni Morrison's Beloved / Gurleen Grewal -- The Role of memory in August Wilson's four-hundred-year autobiography / Sandra G. Shannon -- Beyond mimicry: the poetics of memory and authenticity in Derek Walcott's Another life / Sandra Pouchet Paquet -- The Politics of memory: remembering history in Alice Walker and Joy Kogawa / David Palumbo-Liu -- Producing history and telling stories: Maxine Hong Kingston's China men and Zeese Papnikolas's Buried unsung / Yiorgos Kalogeras -- Yearning for the past: the dynamics of memory in Sansei internment poetry / Stan Yogi -- Arab American literature and the politics of memory / Lisa Suhair Majaj -- Feathering the serpent: Chicano mythic "memory" / Rafael Pérez-Torres -- Chicanismo as memory: the fictions of Rudolfo Anaya, Nash Candelaria, Sandra Disneros, and Ron Arias / A. Robert Lee
OCLC Number: 32201921
ISBN/ISSN: 1555532349
1555532543