New Immigrant Literatures in the United States: A Sourcebook to Our Multicultural Literary Heritage

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lands in an Austrian camp whose inmates provide a varied and detailed look at the strength of human longing and human will. After a series of mishaps, including being brutally gang-raped, Jitka learns that the United States has accepted her application as a political dissident. The novel ends with an epilogue set ten years later, as Jitka reflects on her emigration and her new life in New York City.

With World War II long behind them and even the events of 1968 long over, recent Czech émigré writers may not have abandoned a concern with political topics, but they have made such concern secondary to their exploration of the individual. Individual freedom, goals for happiness, and motivations in life have taken center stage, and writers have turned the analysis inward, from examining established institutions and events to placing focus on their impact on the individual.


SELECTED PRIMARY BIBLIOGRAPHY

Capek Karel. "R.U.R." Toward the Radical Center: A Karel Capek Reader. 1920. North Haven, CT: Catbird Press, 1990.

Havel Vaclav. Largo Desolato. Adapted by Tom Stoppard. New York: Grove-Atlantic Press, 1987.

-----. Long Distance Interrogation. New York: Knopf, 1990.

-----. Power of the Powerless. Ed. John Keane. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 1985.

Kundera Milan. The Farewell Party. Ed. Philip Roth. New York: Viking Penguin, 1987.

-----. Immortality. Trans. Peter Kussi. New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1990.

-----. The Joke. Trans. Michael Heim. New York: Harper and Row, 1969.

-----. The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Trans. Michael Heim. New York: Harper and Row, 1984.

Pekarkova Iva. Truck Stop Rainbows: A Road Novel. Trans. David Powelstock. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1992.

-----. The World Is Round. Trans. David Powelstock. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1994.

Skvorecky Josef. The End of Lieutenant Boruvka. Trans. Paul Wilson. New York: Norton, 1991.

-----. The Engineer of Human Souls. Trans. Paul Wilson. New York: Knopf, 1984.

-----. Miss Silver's Past. Trans. Paul Wilson. Hopewell, NJ: Ecco Press, 1985.

-----. The Mournful Demeanour of Lieutenant Boruvka. Trans. Rosemary Kavan. New York: Norton, 1987.

-----. Sins for Father Knox. Trans. Paul Wilson. New York: Norton, 1991.

-----. The Swell Season. Trans. Paul Wilson. Hopewell, NJ: Ecco Press, 1986.

Vaculik Ludvik. The Axe. Trans. Marian Sling. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, in press.

-----. A Cup of Coffee with My Interrogator. Trans. George Theiner. Boca Raton, FL: Readers International, 1987.

-----. The Guinea Pigs. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1986.

Werfel Franz. 1936. The Fony Days of Musa Dagh. New York: Carroll and Graf, 1988.

-----. The Song of Bernadette. New York: Amereon, 1942.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Copyright Acknowledgments v
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xi
  • Introduction xiii
  • Works Cited xix
  • I - Asian-American Literatures 1
  • 1 - Arab-American Literature 3
  • Conclusion 15
  • Notes 15
  • Selected Primary Bibliography 16
  • Selected Secondary Bibliography 17
  • 2 - Armenian-American Literature Khachig Tololyan 19
  • Conclusion 37
  • Notes 39
  • Selected Primary Bibliography 40
  • Selected Secondary Bibliography 41
  • 3 - Chinese-American Literature 43
  • Introduction 43
  • Notes 62
  • Selected Primary Bibliography 62
  • Selected Secondary Bibliography 63
  • 4 - Filipino American Literature Nerissa Balce-Cortes and Jean Vengua Gier 67
  • Conclusion 84
  • Selected Primary Bibliography 86
  • Selected Secondary Bibliography 87
  • 5 - Indian-American Literature 91
  • Selected Primary Bibliography 105
  • Selected Secondary Bibliography 107
  • 6 - Iranian-American Literature Nasrin Rahimieh 109
  • Selected Primary Bibliography 122
  • Selected Secondary Bibliography 123
  • 7 - Japanese-American Literature Benzi Zhang 125
  • Selected Primary Bibliography 140
  • Selected Secondary Bibliography 141
  • 8 - Korean-American Literature 143
  • Conclusion 151
  • Selected Primary Bibliography 152
  • Selected Secondary Bibliography 154
  • 9 - Pakistani-American Literature Sunil Sharma 159
  • Selected Primary Bibliography 164
  • Selected Secondary Bibliography 167
  • II - Caribbean-American Literatures 169
  • 10 - Anglophone Caribbean-American Literature 171
  • 11 - Cuban-American Literature 187
  • Conclusion 203
  • Selected Primary Bibliography 204
  • Selected Secondary Bibliography 205
  • 12 - Dominican-American Literature 207
  • Selected Primary Bibliography 216
  • Selected Secondary Bibliography 218
  • 13 - Puerto Rican-American Literature Carrie Tirado Bramen 221
  • Conclusion 234
  • Selected Primary Bibliography 234
  • Selected Secondary Bibliography 237
  • III - European-American Literatures 241
  • 14 - Finnish-American Literature 243
  • Selected Primary Bibliography 251
  • 15 - Greek-American Literature 253
  • Conclusion 259
  • Selected Primary Bibliography 259
  • Selected Secondary Bibliography 261
  • 16 - Irish-American Literature 265
  • Selected Primary Bibliography 276
  • Selected Secondary Bibliography 279
  • 17 - Italian/American Literature 281
  • Conclusion 287
  • Notes 290
  • Selected Primary Bibliography 291
  • Selected Secondary Bibliography 292
  • 18 - Jewish-American Literature 295
  • Selected Primary Bibliography 305
  • Selected Secondary Bibliography 307
  • 19 - Sephardic Jewish-American Literature 309
  • Introduction 309
  • Conclusion 313
  • Selected Primary Bibliography 314
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  • 20 - Polish-American Literature 319
  • Selected Primary Bibliography 326
  • Selected Secondary Bibliography 327
  • 21 - Slovak-American and Czech-American Literature 329
  • Selected Primary Bibliography 337
  • Selected Secondary Bibliography 338
  • IV Mexican-American Literatures 339
  • 22 - Mexican-American Literature Ada Savin 341
  • Conclusion 357
  • Notes 359
  • Selected Primary Bibliography 360
  • Selected Secondary Bibliography 362
  • Selected Bibliography 367
  • Index 371
  • About the Contributors 383
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