THE OPEN BOAT: Poems from Asian America

Anthology, signed] Hongo, Garrett, editor (Maxine Hong Kingston, Marilyn Chin and Chitra Divakaruni, signed.)

ISBN 10: 0385423381 / ISBN 13: 9780385423380
Published by New York: Anchor Books, 1993., 1993
Soft cover
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SIGNED first edition - First printing, a trade paperback original, not issued in hardcover. An anthology edited and with an introduction by Garrett Hongo. Most of the 30 writers included are American born for whom English is their native language, yet they are the products of the Asian diaspora and over 100 years of immigration to the United States - the Chinese mine and railroad laborers in the West, the Japanese cane field workers in Hawaii, the Filipino contract laborers and on. SIGNED by FOUR authors - by editor Gary Hongo on the title page and by three auhtors at their contributions: Maxine Hong Kingston, Marilyn Chin and Chitra Divakaruni. Included are such writers as Ai, Mei-Mei Bersenbrugge, Eric Chock, Jessica Hagedorn, David Mura, Janice Murikitani, Nellie Wong and more. An important and relatively uncommon anthology. 304 pp. Very good (crease at lower edge of front cover, usual light toning to the pages.). Bookseller Inventory # 45996

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Title: THE OPEN BOAT: Poems from Asian America

Publisher: New York: Anchor Books, 1993.

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Soft cover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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"Within the pages of this anthology breathes the true-Asian America-diverse, skeptical, always searching. Here live artists fascinated by a wide range of aesthetics, histories, and cultures. This beautiful and courageous volume propels Asian American literature toward the next century." -David Henry Hwang, author of M. Butterfly

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The first new collection of Asian-American poetry in years, this stellar collection includes the work of Maxine Hong Kingston, David Mura, Marilyn Chin, John You, and 27 other contemporary poets from every aspect of the Asian-American experience.

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