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Thinking Its Presence : Form, Race, and Subjectivity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry

By: Wang, Dorothy.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Asian America: Publisher: Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2013Description: 1 online resource (416 p.).ISBN: 9780804789097.Subject(s): American poetry -- Asian American authors -- History and criticism | American poetry -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc | Literary form | PoeticsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Thinking Its Presence : Form, Race, and Subjectivity in Contemporary Asian American PoetryDDC classification: 810.9/895 | 810.9895 LOC classification: PS153PS153.A84 W36 2013Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Preface""; ""1. Introduction: Aesthetics Contra ""Identity"" in Contemporary Poetry Studies""; ""2. Metaphor, Desire, and Assimilation in the Poetry of Li-Young Lee""; ""3. Reading Too Much Into: Marilyn Chin, Translation, and Poetry in the ""Post-Race"" Era ""; ""4. Irony�s Barbarian Voices in the Poetry of Marilyn Chin""; ""5. Undercover Asian: John Yau and the Politics of Ethnic Identification and Self-Identification ""; ""6. Genghis Chan: Parodying Private Eye""; ""7. Mei-mei Berssenbrugge�s Poetics of Contingency and Relationality""
""8. Subjunctive Subjects: Pamela Lu's Pamela: A Novel and the Poetics and Politics of Diaspora""""Epilogue: American Poetry and Poetry Criticism in the Twenty-First Century""; ""Notes""; ""Index""
Summary: When will American poetry and poetics stop viewing poetry by racialized persons as a secondary subject within the field? Dorothy J. Wang makes an impassioned case that now is the time. Thinking Its Presence calls for a radical rethinking of how American poetry is being read today, offering its own reading as a roadmap.While focusing on the work of five contemporary Asian American poets-Li-Young Lee, Marilyn Chin, John Yau, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, and Pamela Lu-the book contends that aesthetic forms are inseparable from social, political, and historical contexts in the writing and reception of a
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PS153 | PS153.A84 .L437 2012 | PS153.A84L437 2012 The Semblance of Identity : PS153 | PS153.A84 .T48 2013 Asian American Women''s Popular Literature : PS153 | PS153.A84 D86 | PS153.A84D86 2004 Tell This Silence : PS153 | PS153.A84 W36 2013 Thinking Its Presence : PS153 | PS153.A84 Z98 2006 | PS153.A84Z98 2006 The Ethics and Poetics of Alterity in Asian American Poetry. PS153 | PS153.A84C485 2000 Assimilating Asians : PS153 | PS153.A84L58 2005 Literary Gestures :

""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Preface""; ""1. Introduction: Aesthetics Contra ""Identity"" in Contemporary Poetry Studies""; ""2. Metaphor, Desire, and Assimilation in the Poetry of Li-Young Lee""; ""3. Reading Too Much Into: Marilyn Chin, Translation, and Poetry in the ""Post-Race"" Era ""; ""4. Irony�s Barbarian Voices in the Poetry of Marilyn Chin""; ""5. Undercover Asian: John Yau and the Politics of Ethnic Identification and Self-Identification ""; ""6. Genghis Chan: Parodying Private Eye""; ""7. Mei-mei Berssenbrugge�s Poetics of Contingency and Relationality""

""8. Subjunctive Subjects: Pamela Lu's Pamela: A Novel and the Poetics and Politics of Diaspora""""Epilogue: American Poetry and Poetry Criticism in the Twenty-First Century""; ""Notes""; ""Index""

When will American poetry and poetics stop viewing poetry by racialized persons as a secondary subject within the field? Dorothy J. Wang makes an impassioned case that now is the time. Thinking Its Presence calls for a radical rethinking of how American poetry is being read today, offering its own reading as a roadmap.While focusing on the work of five contemporary Asian American poets-Li-Young Lee, Marilyn Chin, John Yau, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, and Pamela Lu-the book contends that aesthetic forms are inseparable from social, political, and historical contexts in the writing and reception of a

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Dorothy J. Wang is an Associate Professor in the American Studies Program at Williams College.

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