Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 March 2001

256 Pages

7.8 x 5.0 inches

ISBN: 9780719057632

Bookseller Code (01)


Beginning ethnic American literatures

Helena Grice, Candida Hepworth, Maria Lauret, and Martin Padget

Published by Manchester University Press

Beginnings MUP

  • Since the late 1960s, American literature has been revitalised by the work of writers such as Toni Morrison, Sherman Alexie, Sandra Cisneros and Maxine Hong Kingston
  • An introduction to the study of ethnic American fictions organised into four sections, each written by a specialist in the fields of African American, Asian American, Chicano/a and native American literature
  • Writers are discussed in their cultural/political contexts and literary traditions (rather than as exceptions or as individuals, or on a generic basis)
  • The book highlights common themes in ethnic writing as well as specificities, and has extensive suggestions for further reading as well as a critical introduction regarding the concept of 'ethnic writing'
  • No competing titles - there are no textbooks, no beginners' books nor any systematised combination of ethnic fictions such as this - only edited collections on each area

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