Ethnic Life Writing and Histories: Genres, Performance, and Culture
Lit, 2007 - 256 páginas
In the context of the fraught ethnic politics in our increasingly globalized world, negotiating with historical memory has become both a cultural obsession and a powerful political weapon.
The essays describe how processes of literary creativity and historical inscription blend significantly to produce texts that require nuanced readings on many levels. Half the essays focus on Asian American texts, inviting crucial connections and insights on the ways ethnic concerns are reflected methodologically.
Roco G. Davis teaches at the Modern Languages Department of the University of Navarre, Pamplona (Spain). Jaume Aurell is a researcher at the history department of the University of Navarre, Pamplona. Ana Beatriz Delgado is a teaching assistant at the University of Navarre.
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There were Russian Jews , Germans , and other intellectuals and artist - types
from the city . . . They would sit up all might in the kitchen , arguing . . . Sometimes
, I would get jealous because they would take my mother from me . . . My father ...
Twenty - four year old Huynh Cong Ut , better known as Nick Ut , had become an
apprentice or errand boy for Pulitzer prizewinning combat German photographer
, Horst Faas . Nick ' s brother , Huyn Cong La , had also been a photographer ...
She prays to God for a " someone to rescue [ her ] , a savior ” ( 228 ) , and writes a
letter to Perry Kretz , the German photojournalist who had returned to Vietnam to
take pictures of her a year after the bombing . Because she had converted to ...
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