American migrant fictions space, narrative, identity
By: Weiner, Sonia.Material type: BookSeries: Costerus new series, volume 224.Publisher: Boston Brill 2018Description: xi,243p. illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9789004364004.Subject(s): American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism | American fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism | American literature -- Minority authors -- History and criticism | Space and time in literature | Liminality in literature | Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 21st centuryDDC classification: 813.50903526912
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-230) and index.
Introduction: the spatial aesthetics of transnationalism and transligualism -- Double visions and aesthetics of the migratory: Aleksandar Hemon's Lazarus project -- Cohesive fragments: G.B. Trans's graphic memoir Vietnamerica: a family's journey -- Shape shifting and the shifting of shapes: migration and transformation in Junot Diaz's Brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao -- "Weathering the divide between there and here": in-between spaces in Boris Fishman's A replacement life -- Translation and transcreation in Vikram Chandra's Red earth and pouring rain.
"In American Migrant Fictions: Space, Narrative, Identity, Sonia Weiner focuses on novels of five American migrant writers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, who construct spatial paradigms within their narratives to explore questions of linguistic diversity, identities and be-longings. By weaving visual techniques within their narratives (photography, comics, cartography) authors Aleksandar Hemon, G.B. Tran, Junot Díaz, Boris Fishman and Vikram Chandra convey a surplus of perspectives and gesture towards alternative spaces, spatial in-between-ness and transnational space." --