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Foreign Accents: Chinese American Verse from Exclusion to Postethnicity (Global Asias) Hardcover – October 27, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0199730339 ISBN-10: 0199730334

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  • Series: Global Asias
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (October 27, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199730334
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199730339
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 1 x 6.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,546,720 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Deeply thoughtful, critically sharp, Foreign Accents creates a provocative trajectory for understanding Chinese American poetry and poetics. It ranges from insightful close readings of the poetry to stimulating discussions of how these readings can be read with and against theoretical discourses that have shaped the study of Asian American literature."-David Palumbo-Liu, Stanford University

"This is a groundbreaking book that examines writers who have not yet received much critical attention and shifts the critical paradigms that we might use to read them. Yao is an excellent scholar with clear gifts for stimulating close readings and clear historical synthesis."-Joseph Jonghyun Jeon, University of San Diego

"The sustained analyses that unfold in Foreign Accents present a critical framework for teasing out the precise operations of ethnic expression. Yao balances his close attention to poetic form with a clear elaboration of the political stakes of Asian American poetics, and his study ably demonstrates the critical possibilities of a comparative, multilingual approach to minority American writing." --Comparative Literature Studies

About the Author

Steven G. Yao is Associate Professor of English at Hamilton College. He is the author of Translation and the Languages of Modernism and the coeditor of Sinographies: Writing China and Pacific Rim Modernisms.

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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Wing on January 31, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Yao is the rising star on the Asian American poetry scene. Several years in the making, Foreign Accents presents scholarly insight spoken in the voice of a genuine poet. A truly masterful work.
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