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Foreign Accents: Chinese American Verse from Exclusion to Postethnicity

ISBN : 9780199730339

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¥14,476
Author: 
Steven G. Yao
Pages
336 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
162 x 242 mm
Pub date
Nov 2010
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Foreign Accents sets forth a historical poetics of verse by writers of Chinese descent in the U.S. from the early twentieth century to the present. With readings of works by Ezra Pound, Li-young Lee, Marilyn Chin, Ha Jin, and John Yau, this study charts the dimensions of Asian American verse as an evolving and contested counterpoetic formation.

Index: 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INTRODUCTION
TO BE (OR NOT TO BE) THE POET: THE CULTURAL POLITICS OF VERSE IN ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
1. Toward a Pre-History of Asian American Verse: Pound, Cathay, and the Poetics of Chineseness
2. Chinese/American Verse in Transnational Perspective: Racial Protest and the Poems of Angel Island
INTERCHAPTER:
FROM THE LANGUAGE OF RACE TO THE POETICS OF ETHNICITY: THE RISE OF ASIAN AMERICAN VERSE
3. 'A Voice from China': Ha Jin and the Cultural Politics of Anti-Socialist Realism
4. The Precision of Persimmons: Li-young Lee, Ethic Identity, and the Limits of Lyric Testimony
5. 'Are you hate speech or are you a lullaby?': Marilyn Chin and the Politics of Form in Chinese/American Verse
6. 'the owner of one pock-marked tongue': John Yau and the Logic of Ethnic Abstraction
CONCLUSION: CHINESE/AMERICAN VERSE IN THE AGE OF POST-ETHNICITY?
BIBLIOGRAPHY

About the author: 

Steven G. Yao is Associate Professor of English at Hamilton College. He is the author of Translation and the Languages of Modernism (Palgrave 2002).

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