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The Columbia Guide to Asian American Literature Since 1945


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Part I. Narrative Overview Part II. A-Z Entries 1. Anthologies 2. Autobiographies/Memoirs 3. Drama 4. Fiction 5. Poetry 6. Short Fiction Part III. Literary Criticism: A Selected Bibliography Part IV. Periodicals

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Thirty-five years ago there were fewer than five Asian American works of fiction, poetry, and plays in print in America. Guiyou Huang's book is a testament to the range, variety, and texture of the new landscape of Asian American literature. It's an important book for readers, students, and scholars. -- Shawn Wong, professor of English and director of the University Honors Program at the University of Washington Comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and easy to read, this is an eminently useful guide for anyone interested in the fast-growing field of Asian American literature. Conceived as a reference tool for both the general reader and the specialist, The Columbia Guide to Asian American Literature strikes just the right balance between in-depth coverage and quick access. It is an indispensable reference tool and a great read. -- Gayle K. Sato, professor of English, Meiji University This intelligently conceptualized overview of Asian American literature is immensely useful. -- Elaine Kim, professor of Asian American studies, University of California, Berkeley

About the Author

Guiyou Huang is professor of English and dean of undergraduate studies and programs at St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida. He is the author of numerous books, including Whitmanism, Imagism, and Modernism in China and America. Guiyou Huang is Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Programs, and Professor of English at St. Thomas University. He also edited Asian American Autobiographers: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook (Westport: Greenwood Press, 2001) and Asian American Poets: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook (Westport: Greenwood Press, 2002).


"This is a welcome and invaluable reference tool for students and scholars of Asian American studies." -- American Reference Books Annual "An excellent resource for those who seek a brief overview of the Asian American literature..." -- Kerry Kumabe

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