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Asian American Short Story Writers: An A-To-Z Guide Nelson OCeallaigh Ritschel

Asian American Short Story Writers: An A-To-Z Guide

Nelson OCeallaigh Ritschel

Published June 30th 2003
ISBN : 9780313322297
Hardcover
392 pages
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Asian America has produced numerous short-story writers in the 20th century. Some emerged after World War II, yet most of these writers have flourished since 1980. The first reference of its kind, this volume includes alphabetically arranged entriesMoreAsian America has produced numerous short-story writers in the 20th century. Some emerged after World War II, yet most of these writers have flourished since 1980. The first reference of its kind, this volume includes alphabetically arranged entries for 49 nationally and internationally acclaimed Asian American writers of short fiction. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes a biography, a discussion of major works and themes, a survey of the writers critical reception, and primary and secondary bibliographies.Writers include Frank Chin, Sui Sin Far, Shirely Geok-lin Lim, Toshio Mori, and Bharati Mukherjee. An introductory essay provides a close examination of the Asian American short story, and the volume closes with a list of works for further reading.