Ethnic Life Writing and Histories: Genres, Performance, and Culture
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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Kingston enunciated for many of us the impossibility of constructing definitively the boundary between fact and story , truth and imagination . As she said of The Woman Warrior , " we cannot find the seams where a myth leaves off and a ...
In that talk , I argued that such formative violence and corresponding interiority characterized the shaping of my imagination ; so that my memoir is not about an academic personality but rather about the growth of a poet's mind .
The awkward sentence construction , the concrete images of torture , and the short , poetic lines in the prose memoir , leave the unspeakable to the reader's imagination : Her eyes were burnt holes for the sun to shine through .
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