American Identities: Contemporary Multicultural Voices (Bread Loaf Anthology)

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Contemporary commentators have observed that postmodern America is less a melting pot than a buffet table. In American Identities people of diverse ethnic, religious, social, gender, and sexual backgrounds "refuse to merge but insist on a multiplicity of well-maintained identities," editors Robert Pack and Jay Parini explain. This sixth volume in the popular Bread Loaf Anthology series gathers more than three dozen voices who testify that there is no single American Experience, but instead a multiplicity of experiences. These poems, stories, and essays describe in occasionally stark, sometimes humorous, and often moving terms what it means to be black and American, or gay and American, or Latino and American, or Jewish and American within this society.

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6 x 9 trim. LC 94-8809

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College Professor of Literature at Middlebury College, ROBERT PACK's numerous books include Fathering the Map (1993) and The Long View (1991). JAY PARINI, Axinn Professor of English at Middlebury, is editor of The Columbia History of American Poetry (1993) and author of John Steinbeck: A Biography (1995) and many other books.

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