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Mrs Spring Fragrance

Author : Sui Sin Far
ISBN : 9780486782737
Genre : Literary Collections
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One of the first works of fiction published by a Chinese-American author, this collection of 17 short stories offers a revealing look at life in San Francisco's Chinatown during the early 20th century.
Category: Literary Collections

Mrs Spring Fragrance And Other Writings

Author : Sui Sin Far
ISBN : 0252064194
Genre : Fiction
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Stories from the turn of the century recounting the experiences of a Chinese immigrant woman who becomes Americanized and of the spouses and children in mixed marriages are accompanied by essays on related themes
Category: Fiction

Mrs Spring Fragrance

Author : Edith Maud Eaton
ISBN : HARVARD:32044023818347
Genre : American dreams
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Category: American dreams

Sui Sin Far Edith Maude Eaton

Author : Annette White Parks
ISBN : 0252021134
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The first full-length biography of the first published Asian North American fiction writer portrays a gifted, unsung woman and a world rarely seen in anything other than stereotypes. The eldest daughter of a Chinese mother and British father, Edith Maude Eaton was born in England in 1865. Her family moved to Quebec in the early 1870s; she was removed from school at age ten to help support her parents and twelve siblings. In the 1880s and 1890s she worked as a stenographer, journalist, and fiction writer in Montreal, often writing under the name she has come to be known by, Sui Sin Far (Water Lily). She lived briefly in Jamaica and then, from 1898 to 1912, in the United States. Today Sui Sin Far is finally being rediscovered as part of American literature and history. She presented portraits of turn-of-the-century Chinese with an insider's sympathy. She gave voice to Chinese American women and children, breaking the stereotypes of silence, invisibility, and "bachelor society."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Cities Of Others

Author : Xiaojing Zhou
ISBN : 9780295805429
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Asian American literature abounds with complex depictions of American cities as spaces that reinforce racial segregation and prevent interactions across boundaries of race, culture, class, and gender. However, in Cities of Others, Xiaojing Zhou uncovers a much different narrative, providing the most comprehensive examination to date of how Asian American writers - both celebrated and overlooked - depict urban settings. Zhou goes beyond examining popular portrayals of Chinatowns by paying equal attention to life in other parts of the city. Her innovative and wide-ranging approach sheds new light on the works of Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese American writers who bear witness to a variety of urban experiences and reimagine the American city as other than a segregated nation-space. Drawing on critical theories on space from urban geography, ecocriticism, and postcolonial studies, Zhou shows how spatial organization shapes identity in the works of Sui Sin Far, Bienvenido Santos, Meena Alexander, Frank Chin, Chang-rae Lee, Karen Tei Yamashita, and others. She also shows how the everyday practices of Asian American communities challenge racial segregation, reshape urban spaces, and redefine the identity of the American city. From a reimagining of the nineteenth-century flaneur figure in an Asian American context to providing a framework that allows readers to see ethnic enclaves and American cities as mutually constitutive and transformative, Zhou gives us a provocative new way to understand some of the most important works of Asian American literature.
Category: Literary Criticism

Mixed Race Literature

Author : Jonathan Brennan
ISBN : 0804736405
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This collection presents the first scholarly attempt to map the rapidly emerging field of mixed-race literature, defined as texts written by authors who represent multiple cultural and literary traditions. It also situates these literatures in relation to contemporary fields of literary inquiry.
Category: Literary Criticism

New Women

Author : Sandra Campbell
ISBN : 9780776603230
Genre : Fiction
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New Women is an anthology of short fiction written by Canadian women between 1900 and 1920. The carefully selected stories by writers such as L.M. Montgomery (of Anne of Green Gables fame), Nellie McClung and Marjorie Pickthall provide dramatic and imaginiative glimpses of Canadian society and of the women who lived during those momentous years. In this era of transformation, Canadians were experiencing the Great War, industrialization, urbanization and immigration on an unprecedented scale. Women were fighting for the vote and equal rights. Accordingly, the stories show us women in the grip of labour and domestic issues - domestic oppression, labour exploitation, conflict between family and employment obligations. When one reads Kit Coleman on the life of a woman journalist or J.G. Sime on the life of a female munitions worker, one is astonished at how little the challenges of women's lives have changed between 1900 and 1990. New Women is a timely contribution to understanding our heritage from the unique perspective of Canadian women writers. It is a pleasurable and informative collection that will prove useful to students, teachers and everyone interested in our social history.
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A Jury Of Her Peers

Author : Elaine Showalter
ISBN : 9780748111510
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Fascinating, incisive, intelligent and never afraid of being controversial, Elaine Showalter introduces us to more than 250 writers. Here are the famous and expected names, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Willa Cather, Dorothy Parker, Flannery O'Connor, Gwendolyn Brooks, Grace Paley, Toni Morrison, and Jodi Picoult. And also many successful and acclaimed yet little-known writers, from the early American bestselling novelist Catherine Sedgwick to the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Susan Glaspell. A JURY OF HER PEERS is an irresistible invitation to discover great authors never before encountered and to return to familiar books with a deeper appreciation. It is a monumental work that enriches our understanding of American literary history and culture.
Category: Literary Criticism