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Asian American Literature: A Brief Introduction and Anthology (review)

Asian American Literature: A Brief Introduction and Anthology (review) Book Notes Shawn Wong, ed., Asian American Literature: A Brief Introduction and Anthology New York: Addison- Wesley Educational Publishers Inc., 1996, xviii + 462 pp. Nearly 15 years ae ft r its initial publication, Asian American Literature: A Brief Intro- duction and Anthology is still in its r fi st edition. Despite its age, this anthology re- mains one of the top selections for university courses within the e fi ld of Asian American Literature studies and education. i Th s position, while partly achieved due to a lack of extensive options, is nonetheless well-d eserved. Containing a fore- word by Ishmael Reed (General Editor of the Longman Literary Mosaic Series), as well as a preface and an introduction by Shawn Wong, the anthology rests on a solid foundation of Asian American literature and possesses some unique features which will be valuable to any focused study of the field. One such feature is the personal touch of the preface and introduction. Shawn Wong, a distinguished Asian American author in his own right, has the distinction of previously creating one of the r fi st serious Asian American literature anthologies (Aiiieeeee! An Anthology of Asian- American Writers, r fi st http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Comparatist University of North Carolina Press

Asian American Literature: A Brief Introduction and Anthology (review)

The Comparatist , Volume 35 – Jun 15, 2011

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University of North Carolina Press
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Abstract

Book Notes Shawn Wong, ed., Asian American Literature: A Brief Introduction and Anthology New York: Addison- Wesley Educational Publishers Inc., 1996, xviii + 462 pp. Nearly 15 years ae ft r its initial publication, Asian American Literature: A Brief Intro- duction and Anthology is still in its r fi st edition. Despite its age, this anthology re- mains one of the top selections for university courses within the e fi ld of Asian American Literature studies and education. i Th s position, while partly achieved due to a lack of extensive options, is nonetheless well-d eserved. Containing a fore- word by Ishmael Reed (General Editor of the Longman Literary Mosaic Series), as well as a preface and an introduction by Shawn Wong, the anthology rests on a solid foundation of Asian American literature and possesses some unique features which will be valuable to any focused study of the field. One such feature is the personal touch of the preface and introduction. Shawn Wong, a distinguished Asian American author in his own right, has the distinction of previously creating one of the r fi st serious Asian American literature anthologies (Aiiieeeee! An Anthology of Asian- American Writers, r fi st

Journal

The ComparatistUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Jun 15, 2011

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