America Is in the Heart

A Personal History
Author: alquizola
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295805013
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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First published in 1943, this classic memoir by well-known Filipino poet Carlos Bulosan describes his boyhood in the Philippines, his voyage to America, and his years of hardship and despair as an itinerant laborer following the harvest trail in the rural West. Replaced by ISBN 9780295993539

The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the American West


Author: Steven Frye
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 131657802X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
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This Companion provides a comprehensive introduction to one of the most vibrant and expansive traditions in world literature. The American West occupies a unique place in the global imagination, and the literature it produced transcends the category of 'region' in theme and form. Written by prominent international scholars, the essays cover a diverse group of key texts and authors, including major figures in the Native American, Hispanic, Asian American, and African American movements. Treatments range from environmental and ecopoetic to transnational and transcultural, reflecting the richness of the field. This volume places the literature in deep historical context and features a chronology and a bibliography for further reading. It will be an essential guide for students of literature of the American West and of American literature generally.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature [3 volumes]


Author: Guiyou Huang
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1567207367
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 1256
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Asian American literature dates back to the close of the 19th century, and during the years following World War II it significantly expanded in volume and diversity. Monumental in scope, this encyclopedia surveys Asian American literature from its origins through 2007. Included are more than 270 alphabetically arranged entries on writers, major works, significant historical events, and important terms and concepts. Thus the encyclopedia gives special attention to the historical, social, cultural, and legal contexts surrounding Asian American literature and central to the Asian American experience. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and cites works for further reading, and the encyclopedia closes with a selected, general bibliography of essential print and electronic resources. While literature students will value this encyclopedia as a guide to writings by Asian Americans, the encyclopedia also supports the social studies curriculum by helping students use literature to learn about Asian American history and culture, as it pertains to writers from a host of Asian ethnic and cultural backgrounds, including Afghans, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Filipinos, Iranians, Indians, Vietnamese, Hawaiians, and other Asian Pacific Islanders. The encyclopedia supports the literature curriculum by helping students learn more about Asian American literature. In addition, it supports the social studies curriculum by helping students learn about the Asian American historical and cultural experience.

No-No Boy


Author: John Okada
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295806001
Category: Fiction
Page: 264
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"No-No Boy has the honor of being among the first of what has become an entire literary canon of Asian American literature,” writes novelist Ruth Ozeki in her new foreword. First published in 1957, No-No Boy was virtually ignored by a public eager to put World War II and the Japanese internment behind them. It was not until the mid-1970s that a new generation of Japanese American writers and scholars recognized the novel’s importance and popularized it as one of literature’s most powerful testaments to the Asian American experience. No-No Boy tells the story of Ichiro Yamada, a fictional version of the real-life “no-no boys.” Yamada answered “no” twice in a compulsory government questionnaire as to whether he would serve in the armed forces and swear loyalty to the United States. Unwilling to pledge himself to the country that interned him and his family, Ichiro earns two years in prison and the hostility of his family and community when he returns home to Seattle. As Ozeki writes, Ichiro’s “obsessive, tormented” voice subverts Japanese postwar “model-minority” stereotypes, showing a fractured community and one man’s “threnody of guilt, rage, and blame as he tries to negotiate his reentry into a shattered world.” The first edition of No-No Boy since 1979 presents this important work to new generations of readers.

America Is in the Heart


Author: Carlos Bulosan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525505814
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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A 1946 Filipino American social classic about the United States in the 1930s from the perspective of a Filipino migrant laborer who endures racial violence and struggles with the paradox of the American dream, with a foreword by novelist Elaine Castillo Poet, essayist, novelist, fiction writer and labor organizer, Carlos Bulosan (1911-1956) wrote one of the most influential working class literary classics about the U.S. pre-World War II, a period and setting similar to that of Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath and Cannery Row. Bulosan's semi-autobiographical novel America is in the Heart begins with the narrator's rural childhood in the Philippines and the struggles of land-poor peasant families affected by US imperialism after the Spanish American War of the late 1890s. Carlos's experiences with other Filipino migrant laborers, who endured intense racial abuse in the fields, orchards, towns, cities and canneries of California and the Pacific Northwest in the 1930s, reexamine the ideals of the American dream. Bulosan was one of the most important 20th century social critics with his deeply moving account of what it was like to be criminalized in the U.S. as a Filipino migrant drawn to the ideals of what America symbolized and committed to social justice for all marginalized groups. Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month with these four Penguin Classics: America Is in the Heart by Carlos Bulosan (9780143134039) East Goes West by Younghill Kang (9780143134305) The Hanging on Union Square by H. T. Tsiang (9780143134022) No-No Boy by John Okada (9780143134015)

An Interethnic Companion to Asian American Literature


Author: King-Kok Cheung
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521447904
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 414
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This book provides a survey of literature by North American writers of Asian descent, both by national origins (Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, South Asian, Vietnamese) and by shared concerns. The volume is intended to serve as both a guide and a reference work for scholars, teachers, and students in Asian American studies, ethnic studies, and American studies. In terms of breadth and depth of coverage it is the first of its kind.

Growing Up Brown

Memoirs of a Filipino American
Author: Peter M. Jamero, Sr.
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295802146
Category: Social Science
Page: 348
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"I may have been like other boys, but there was a major difference -- my family included 80 to 100 single young men residing in a Filipino farm-labor camp. It was as a �campo� boy that I first learned of my ancestral roots and the sometimes tortuous path that Filipinos took in sailing halfway around the world to the promise that was America. It was as a campo boy that I first learned the values of family, community, hard work, and education. As a campo boy, I also began to see the two faces of America, a place where Filipinos were at once welcomed and excluded, were considered equal and were discriminated against. It was a place where the values of fairness and freedom often fell short when Filipinos put them to the test.�"-- Peter Jamero Peter Jamero�s story of hardship and success illuminates the experience of what he calls the �bridge generation� -- the American-born children of the Filipinos recruited as farm workers in the 1920s and 30s. Their experiences span the gap between these early immigrants and those Filipinos who owe their U.S. residency to the liberalization of immigration laws in 1965. His book is a sequel of sorts to Carlos Bulosan�s America Is in the Heart, with themes of heartbreaking struggle against racism and poverty and eventual triumph. Jamero describes his early life in a farm-labor camp in Livingston, California, and the path that took him, through naval service and graduate school, far beyond Livingston. A longtime community activist and civic leader, Jamero describes decades of toil and progress before the Filipino community entered the sociopolitical mainstream. He shares a wealth of anecdotes and reflections from his career as an executive of health and human service programs in Sacramento, Washington, D.C., Seattle, and San Francisco.

The Hate U Give


Author: Angie Thomas
Publisher: cbt Verlag
ISBN: 3641200148
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 512
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»Umwerfend und brillant, ein Klassiker!« Bestsellerautor John Green Die 16-jährige Starr lebt in zwei Welten: in dem verarmten Viertel, in dem sie wohnt, und in der Privatschule, an der sie fast die einzige Schwarze ist. Als Starrs bester Freund Khalil vor ihren Augen von einem Polizisten erschossen wird, rückt sie ins Zentrum der öffentlichen Aufmerksamkeit. Khalil war unbewaffnet. Bald wird landesweit über seinen Tod berichtet; viele stempeln Khalil als Gangmitglied ab, andere gehen in seinem Namen auf die Straße. Die Polizei und ein Drogenboss setzen Starr und ihre Familie unter Druck. Was geschah an jenem Abend wirklich? Die Einzige, die das beantworten kann, ist Starr. Doch ihre Antwort würde ihr Leben in Gefahr bringen...

Explorations in Sights and Sounds


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Minorities
Page: N.A
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Kleine Feuer überall

Roman
Author: Celeste Ng
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423433809
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 2363
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Der zweite unvergessliche Roman der internationalen Bestsellerautorin Es brennt! In jedem der Schlafzimmer hat jemand Feuer gelegt. Fassungslos steht Elena Richardson im Bademantel und den Tennisschuhen ihres Sohnes draußen auf dem Rasen und starrt in die Flammen. Ihr ganzes Leben lang hatte sie die Erfahrung gemacht, »dass Leidenschaft so gefährlich ist wie Feuer«. Deshalb passte sie so gut nach Shaker Heights, den wohlhabenden Vorort von Cleveland, Ohio, in dem der Außenanstrich der Häuser ebenso geregelt ist wie das Alltagsleben seiner Bewohner. Ihr Mann ist Partner einer Anwaltskanzlei, sie selbst schreibt Kolumnen für die Lokalzeitung, die vier halbwüchsigen Kinder sind bis auf das jüngste, Isabel, wohlgeraten. Doch es brennt. Elenas scheinbar unanfechtbares Idyll – alles Asche und Rauch?

Töchter des Himmels

Roman
Author: Amy Tan
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641149592
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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Vier junge Frauen zwischen altem China und neuer Welt. Waverly, June, Rose und Lena, vier junge Frauen in San Francisco. Durch und durch Amerikanerinnen, die der American Way of Life stark geprägt hat – im Gegensatz zu ihren Müttern. Die sind 1949 unter dramatischen Umständen vor der roten Armee in die Vereinigten Staaten geflüchtet und noch immer chinesisch bis in die Knochen. Zwei Kulturen prallen aufeinander und scheinen nicht zueinanderzufinden. Bis die Töchter erkennen, dass sie die einmalige Chance haben, zwei Welten in sich zu verbinden, sie müssen nur bereit dafür sein.

Asian American Literature

Reviews and Criticism of Works by American Writers of Asian Descent
Author: Lawrence J. Trudeau
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787602963
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 536
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Contains alphabetically arranged entries that profile forty-five Asian American writers; each entry includes an introduction to the author's life and work, a list of principal works, excerpts from reviews and criticisms, and a bibliographic citation.

Multicultural education resource guide

African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans
Author: Jerome L. Reide,Michigan. Dept. of Education
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 161
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H wie Habicht


Author: Helen Macdonald
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 384371147X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
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Der Spiegel-Bestseller Der Tod ihres Vaters trifft Helen unerwartet. Erschüttert von der Wucht der Trauer wird der Kindheitstraum in ihr wach, ihren eigenen Habicht aufzuziehen und zu zähmen. Und so zieht das stolze Habichtweibchen Mabel bei ihr ein. Durch die intensive Beschäftigung mit dem Tier entwickelt sich eine konzentrierte Nähe zwischen den beiden, die tröstend und heilend wirkt. Doch Mabel ist nicht irgendein Tier. Mabel ist ein Greifvogel. Mabel tötet. »Um einen Greifvogel abzurichten, muss man ihn wie einen Greifvogel beobachten, erst dann kann man vorhersagen, was er als Nächstes tun wird. Schließlich sieht man die Körpersprache des Vogels gar nicht mehr – man scheint zu fühlen, was der Vogel fühlt. Die Wahrnehmung des Vogels wird zur eigenen. Als die Tage in dem abgedunkelten Raum vergingen und ich mich immer mehr in den Habicht hineinversetzte, schmolz mein Menschsein von mir ab.« Helen Macdonald Ein Buch über die Erinnerung, über Natur und Freiheit - und über das Glück, sich einer großen Aufgabe von ganzem Herzen zu widmen. »[Macdonalds] anschaulicher Stil – verblüffend und außerordentlich präzise – ist nur ein Teil dessen, was dieses Buch ausmacht. Die Geschichte vom Abrichten Mabels liest sich wie ein Thriller. Die allmählich und behutsam anwachsende Spannung lässt den Atem stocken ... Fesselnd.« Rachel Cooke Observer * New York Times Bestseller * Costa Award für das beste Buch des Jahres 2014 * Samuel Johnson Prize

A guide for establishing Asian American core collections


Author: Wei Chi Poon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 201
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The Ethnic I

A Sourcebook for Ethnic-American Autobiography
Author: James Craig Holte
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 210
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From colonial times to the present, traveler and immigrant writers have seen America with new eyes. They have perceived and recorded the American experience as few native-born writers could do, yet their lives and words have often been left out of traditional American studies. This book provides an overview of ethnic-American personal writing with descriptive studies of more than twenty-five major autobiographies. In addition to providing biographical information about the writers, and bibliographical data about their tests, the volume presents both descriptions and analyses of the selected narratives.

Glücklicher war ich nie


Author: John Updike
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783499237003
Category: United States
Page: 447
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Eine Sammlung früherer Erzählungen des amerikanischen Autors.

Die Witwe

Ein liebender Ehemann oder ein kaltblütiger Mörder ... Was weiß sie wirklich?
Author: Fiona Barton
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644222517
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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Die Frau. Jean Taylor führt ein ganz normales Leben in einer englischen Kleinstadt: Sie hat ein hübsches Haus und einen netten Ehemann. Glen und sie führen eine gute Ehe. Der Mann. Dann kommt der Tag, der alles ändert: Sie nennen Glen jetzt das Monster. Er soll etwas Unsagbares getan haben. Und Jeans heile Welt zerbricht. Die Witwe. Jetzt liegt Glen auf dem Friedhof, und Jean ist zum ersten Mal allein. Allein und frei. Frei ihre Geschichte zu erzählen. Jean Taylor wird uns sagen, was sie weiß. Perfekt konstruierte psychologische Spannung und komplexe Charaktere, erzählt von einer authentischen Stimme.

Die Erbin der Welt

Roman
Author: N.K. Jemisin
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3641046572
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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Geheimnisse und Intrigen im Palast über den Wolken – wo Menschen und Götter um Macht und Einfluss ringen Natürlich befolgt Yeine Darr den Befehl ihres Großvaters, sich unverzüglich aus der Provinz zu seinem Palast zu begeben. Schließlich ist er der Herrscher über die ganze Welt. Doch als er sie zu seiner dritten Erbin ernennt, befindet sie sich unvermutet inmitten tödlicher Palastintrigen. Ihre einzige Hoffnung auf Überleben ist ein Bündnis mit Nahadoth – dem zwar versklavten, aber immer noch ebenso mörderischen wie verführerischen Gott der Finsternis.