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Published: 14 April 2016

248 Pages


ISBN: 9780190456252

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Invisible Subjects

Asian America in Postwar Literature

Heidi Kim

  • Broadens the archive of Asian American studies, using advances in Asian American history and historiography to reinterpret the politics of the major figures of post-World War II American literature and criticism
  • Examines the presence of Asian and Asian American characters in the major works of such highly regarded authors as Ralph Ellison, Herman Melville, William Faulkner, and John Steinbeck
  • Offers extensive readings from the legal and legislative archives to flesh out the Asian American history gestured to by these canonical works