Anthology, signed] Pack, Robert and Parini, Jay, editors; Julia Alvarez, James Atlas, Erica Jong, Gary Soto, Ishmael Reed and Garrett Hongo, signed.

ISBN 10: 0874516412 / ISBN 13: 9780874516418
Published by Hanover, NH: Middlebury College Press, (1994) dj, 1994
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. The sixth of the Breadloaf anthologies - poetry, stories and essays with an introduction by Pack and Parini. This copy is SIGNED by SIX contributors: Julia Alvarez at her poem 'Homecoming'; James Atlas at 'Chicago Highbrow, Erica Jong at 'How I Got to Be Jewish,' Ishmael Reed at 'Distant Cousins,' Gary Soto at "One Last Time' and Garrett Hongo at "Kubota." Among the 40 contributors are Julia Alvarerez, Pinckney Benedict, Larry Brown, Melvin Dixon, Michael Dorris, Garett Hongo, Robert Houston, Erica Jong, Yusef Komunyakaa, Paul Mariani, Linda Pastan, Gay Talese, Richard Rodriguez, Julia Ortiz Cofer, Ron Powers, Ishmael Reed, Sarah Shulman, Gary Soto, Gore Vidal, Terry Tempest Williams, and Clara Yu. Notes on the contributors, 373 pp. Fine in a fine dustjacket. Uncommon signed. Bookseller Inventory # 29059

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Publisher: Hanover, NH: Middlebury College Press, (1994) dj

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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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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