City of Strangers

Author: Mark Wheaton
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 1503935930
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Genre: Fiction

When a priest is brutally gunned down in front of St. Jerome s Chinese-American Catholic Church, Father Luis Chavez is asked by the archdiocese to lead an inquiry. With the confessed killer already in custody, it looks like an open-and-shut case. That is, until Father Chavez digs deeper. As the killer s confession unravels, Father Chavez teams up with Deputy District Attorney Michael Story to get to the bottom of it. Together, they discover a conspiracy leading back to one of the world s oldest criminal organizations. But just as the team is about to break the case, a mysterious virus sweeps through Los Angeles, sending the city into a spiral of panic and Father Chavez into the heart of a mystery that could rock the City of Angels to its core."

New Strangers in Paradise

Author: Gilbert H. Muller
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813150130
Release Date: 2015-01-13
Genre: Literary Criticism

New Strangers in Paradise offers the first in-depth account of the ways in which contemporary American fiction has been shaped by the successive generations of immigrants to reach U.S. shores. Gilbert Muller reveals how the intersections of peoples, regions, and competing cultural histories have remade the American cultural landscape in the aftermath of World War II. Muller focuses on the literature of Holocaust survivors, Chicanos, Latinos, African Caribbeans, and Asian Americans. In the quest for a new identity, each of these groups seeks the American dream and rewrites the story of what it means to be an American. New Strangers in Paradise explores the psychology of uprooted peoples and the relations of culture and power, addressing issues of race and ethnicity, multiculturalism and pluralism, and national and international conflicts. Examining the groups of immigrants in the cultural and historical context both of America and of the lands from which they originated, Muller argues that this "fourth wave" of immigration has led to a creative flowering in modern fiction. The book offers a fresh perspective on the writings of Vladimir Nabokov, Sual Bellow, William Styron, Maxine Hong Kingston, Amy Tan, Oscar Hijuelos, Jamaica Kincaid, Bharati Mukherjee, Rudolfo Anaya, and many others.

Labor s Text

Author: Laura Hapke
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813528801
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Literary Criticism

Labor's Text charts how the worker has been portrayed and often misrepresented in American fiction. Laura Hapke offers hundreds of depictions of wage earners: from fiction on the early artisan "aristocrats" to the Gilded Age's union-busting novelists to the year 2000's marginalized, apolitical men and women. Whether the authors discussed are pro- or anti-labor, Hapke illuminates the literary, historical, and intellectual contexts in which their fiction was produced and read.

Spilling the Beans in Chicanolandia

Author: Frederick Luis Aldama
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292713123
Release Date: 2006-04-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

Since the 1980s, a prolific "second wave" of Chicano/a writers and artists has tremendously expanded the range of genres and subject matter in Chicano/a literature and art. Building on the pioneering work of their predecessors, whose artistic creations were often tied to political activism and the civil rights struggle, today's Chicano/a writers and artists feel free to focus as much on the aesthetic quality of their work as on its social content. They use novels, short stories, poetry, drama, documentary films, and comic books to shape the raw materials of life into art objects that cause us to participate empathetically in an increasingly complex Chicano/a identity and experience. This book presents far-ranging interviews with twenty-one "second wave" Chicano/a poets, fiction writers, dramatists, documentary filmmakers, and playwrights. Some are mainstream, widely recognized creators, while others work from the margins because of their sexual orientations or their controversial positions. Frederick Luis Aldama draws out the artists and authors on both the aesthetic and the sociopolitical concerns that animate their work. Their conversations delve into such areas as how the artists' or writers' life experiences have molded their work, why they choose to work in certain genres and how they have transformed them, what it means to be Chicano/a in today's pluralistic society, and how Chicano/a identity influences and is influenced by contact with ethnic and racial identities from around the world.

Cassette books

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Publisher:
ISBN: PURD:32754075480321
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Reference


Subject Catalog

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Publisher:
ISBN: UIUC:30112119968466
Release Date: 1960
Genre: Catalogs, Subject


Books in Print

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105015915882
Release Date: 1991
Genre: American literature


Spectrum

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105004289844
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Audiotapes