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The Resource New strangers in paradise : the immigrant experience and contemporary American fiction, Gilbert H. Muller

New strangers in paradise : the immigrant experience and contemporary American fiction, Gilbert H. Muller

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New strangers in paradise : the immigrant experience and contemporary American fiction
Title
New strangers in paradise
Title remainder
the immigrant experience and contemporary American fiction
Statement of responsibility
Gilbert H. Muller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Muller focuses on the literature of Holocaust survivors, Chicanos, Latinos, African Caribbeans, and Asian Americans. In the quest for a new identity, each of these groups seeks the American dream and rewrites the story of what it means to be an American. New Strangers in Paradise explores the psychology of uprooted peoples and the relations of culture and power, addressing issues of race and ethnicity, multiculturalism and pluralism and national and international conflicts." "Examining the groups of immigrants in the cultural and historical context both of America and of the lands from which they originated, Muller argues that this "fourth wave" of immigration has led to a creative flowering in modern fiction. The book offers a fresh perspective on the writings of Vladimir Nabokov, Saul Bellow, William Styron, Maxine Hong Kingston, Amy Tan, Oscar Hijuelos, Jamaica Kincaid, Bharati Mukherjee, Rudolfo Anaya, and many others. These writers, Muller claims, are nation builders who have transformed and continue to change our national mythology as well as the literary canon."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1941-
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Muller, Gilbert H.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American fiction
  • Immigrants in literature
  • American fiction
  • Emigration and immigration in literature
  • Ethnic groups in literature
  • Minorities in literature
Label
New strangers in paradise : the immigrant experience and contemporary American fiction, Gilbert H. Muller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface
  • 1.
  • Promised Land: Postwar Fiction and the Immigrant Experience.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Haunted by the Holocaust: Displaced Persons and the American Dream.
  • p. 27
  • 3.
  • Migrant Souls: The Chicano Quest for National Identity.
  • p. 59
  • 4.
  • Metropolitan Dreams: Latino Voyagers from the Caribbean.
  • p. 93
  • 5.
  • Middle Passage: The African-Caribbean Diaspora.
  • p. 139
  • 6.
  • Gold Mountains: The Asian-American Odyssey.
  • p. 171
  • 7.
  • Searching for America.
  • p. 217
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 239
  • Index.
  • p. 257
Control code
980099024008
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 270 p.
Isbn
9780813121345
Lccn
lc99024008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
New strangers in paradise : the immigrant experience and contemporary American fiction, Gilbert H. Muller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface
  • 1.
  • Promised Land: Postwar Fiction and the Immigrant Experience.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Haunted by the Holocaust: Displaced Persons and the American Dream.
  • p. 27
  • 3.
  • Migrant Souls: The Chicano Quest for National Identity.
  • p. 59
  • 4.
  • Metropolitan Dreams: Latino Voyagers from the Caribbean.
  • p. 93
  • 5.
  • Middle Passage: The African-Caribbean Diaspora.
  • p. 139
  • 6.
  • Gold Mountains: The Asian-American Odyssey.
  • p. 171
  • 7.
  • Searching for America.
  • p. 217
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 239
  • Index.
  • p. 257
Control code
980099024008
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 270 p.
Isbn
9780813121345
Lccn
lc99024008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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