Growing up Ethnic in America
Contemporary Fiction about Learning to be American
Edited by Maria Mazziotti Gillan
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Growing up Ethnic in America by Maria Mazziotti Gillan
Book DescriptionThe editors who brought us Unsettling America and Identity Lessons have compiled a short-story anthology that focuses on themes of racial and ethnic assimilation. With humor, passion, and grace, the contributors lay bare poignant attempts at conformity and the alienation sometimes experienced by ethnic Americans. But they also tell of the strength gained through the preservation of their communities, and the realization that it was often their difference from the norm that helped them to succeed. In pieces suggesting that American identity is far from settled, these writers illustrate the diversity that is the source of both the nation's great discord and infinite promise.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140280630
(210mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 25-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United States
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Unsettling America, Paperback / softback (November 1994)» View all books by Maria Mazziotti Gillan
With extraordinary honesty, dignity, and insight, an impressive array of poets displace the myths and stereotypes that pervade our culture. The first multicultural poetry anthology to give voice to the lives and experiences of ethnic Americans.
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Author Biography - Maria Mazziotti Gillan
Maria Mazziotti Gillan is the director of The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, New Jersey. She is the author of five collections of poetry.
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