Asian-American Writers (Bloom's Modern Critical Views), New by Harold Bloom

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Seattle: Univ. of Washington Press. Hagedorn, Jessica. 1990. Dogeaters. New York: Pantheon Books. Hamasaki, Richard. 1989. “Singing in Their Genealogical Trees: The Emergence of Contemporary Hawaiian Poetry in English—Dana Naone Hall, Wayne Kaumuali’i Westlake, Joseph P. A. thesis, Univ. of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Holt, John Dominis. 1974. Kaulana Na Pua, Famous Are the Flowers: Queen Liliuokalani and the Throne of Hawaii: A Play in Three Acts. Honolulu: Topgallant Publishing. ———. 1986. Hanai: A Poem for Queen Liliuokalani.

Their knowledge of America, often based on Hollywood films, does not include the realities of homeless people, poverty, and loneliness. “Losing” one’s family’s control also entails losing their warmth and love. Dimple becomes suicidal, thinks about where to die—in Calcutta or in New York. The novel concludes with her stuck in her indecisiveness. ” Dimple remains in the claustrophobic apartment space or with other Indians. America hardly exists except as a backdrop, a physical location where she finds herself geographically.

Mukherjee bitterly records her Canadian experience where she was frequently taken for a prostitute or shoplifter, frequently assumed to be a domestic, praised by astonished auditors that I didn’t have a “sing-song” accent.  . in professors, domestics, high school students, illegal busboys in ethnic restaurants. (1985, 2–3) Mukherjee’s adoption of an immigrant as opposed to an expatriate identity has been profoundly enabling for her writing. ” Mukherjee takes this further and relates her personal identity to that of her identity as a writer; she “sees [herself ] as an American writer 24 Ketu H.

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