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Between Worlds

ISBN-10: 1433111578
ISBN-13: 9781433111570
Edition: 2012
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Description: Between Worlds: An Anthology of Contemporary Fiction and Criticismoffers excerpts from novels and short stories by some of the most important and established contemporary writers: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Rebecca Brown, Ana Castillo, Michelle  More...

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Book details

List price: $40.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Peter Lang
Publication date: 8/3/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Between Worlds: An Anthology of Contemporary Fiction and Criticismoffers excerpts from novels and short stories by some of the most important and established contemporary writers: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Rebecca Brown, Ana Castillo, Michelle Cliff, Edwige Danticat, Rikki Ducornet, Louise Erdrich, Maxine Hong Kingston, Ha Jin, and Helena María Viramontes. Readers interested in one or more of these authors, and scholars interested in multicultural and transnational literatures, have the opportunity to look more deeply at cultural identity with regard to home, belonging, freedom, history, and memory because the characters embody the hybrid selves that are part and parcel of an often-conflicting world of cultural codes. Migrations, dislocations, displacements, exiles, and relocations are ever more frequently embodied in the world and, thus, through literature. Increased globalization has brought with it greater cultural hybridity and experiential interrogations of singular identity and accepted norms. The characters inBetween Worldsembody the increasing number of individuals "between worlds." Characters move between countries, between cultures, between languages, and across borders. The literary works included in this anthology, like the human beings and experiences conveyed in these works, cross and re-cross geographical and cultural borders. Close readings of the fiction writers by four contemporary scholars, Catherine Rainwater, Alwin Jones, Belinda Kong, and Lynne Diamond-Nigh, also press readers to examine identity politics, narrowly rendered social or political ideologies, the American Dream, and senses of rootedness or rootlessness on which survival may rely.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
"White Chocolate," from No Telephone to Heaven
"Ghosts," from The Thing Around Your Neck
from The Farming of Bones
The Novel Witness(es): Re-membering after Trauma in Adichie's "Ghosts," Cliff's No Telephone, and Danticat's Farming of Bones
from Phosphor in Dreamland
from The Haunted House
Spatial and Temporal Considerations in Rebecca Brown's The Haunted House and Rikki Ducornet's Phosphor in Dreamland
from The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse
from The Guardians
from Under the Feet of Jesus
Tears and Dry Howls: Grief and Displacement in Three Novels by Erdrich, Castillo, and Viramontes
"A Good Fall," from A Good Fall
from China Men
Diasporic Exceptionality: Maxine Hong Kingston's "The Brother in Vietnam" and Ha Jin's "A Good Fall"
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