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Becoming Americans : four centuries of immigrant writing / edited by Ilan Stavans ; foreword by Pete Hamill.

Title
Becoming Americans : four centuries of immigrant writing / edited by Ilan Stavans ; foreword by Pete Hamill.
Publication
New York, NY : Library of America : Distributed to the trade by Penguin Group, c2009.

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Description
xxiv, 724 p.; 22 cm.
Series Statement
Library of America
Uniform Title
Library of America
Alternative Title
Four centuries of immigrant writing
Subject
Genre/Form
  • Quelle.
  • Anthologie.
  • Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Literary collections
  • Literary collections.
  • Autobiographies
  • Fiction
Note
  • "A special publication of the Library of America."
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 707-717) and index.
Processing Action (note)
  • committed to retain
Contents
  • Foreword / Pete Hamill -- Introduction / Ilan Stavens -- Letter to His Mother and Father / Richard Frethorne -- "Upon the First Sight of New England" / Thomas Tillam -- "The Poor Unhappy Transported Felon's Sorrowful Account" / James Revel -- from Some Memoirs of the Life of Job ... Who Was a Slave about Two Years in Maryland / Ayuba Suleiman Diallo -- from Journey to Pennsylvania / Gottlieb Mittelberger -- from Letters from an American Farmer / J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur -- -- from "On being brought from Africa to America" / Phillis Wheatley -- from "Myself" / John James Audubon -- from Memoirs / Lorenzo Da Ponte -- from Journals / Fanny Kemble -- from Annie Reilly / John McElgun -- from The Story of an Emigrant / Hans Mattson -- from Reminiscences / Carl Schurz -- from The Making of an American / Jacob Riis -- "Mrs. Spring Fragrance" / Edith Maude Eaton -- from The Education of Abraham Cahan / Abraham Cahan -- from Up Stream: An American Chronicle / Ludwig Lewisohn -- from The Promised Land / Mary Antin -- from The Third Life of Per Smevik / O.E. Rølvaag -- from "Children of Loneliness" / Anzia Yezierska -- Poetry by Chinese Immigrants -- from The Mysteries of New York / Menotti Pellegrino -- from On the Island of Tears: Ellis Island / Ludovico Caminita -- from Call It Sleep / Henry Roth -- "In the Golden Land" / Moyshe-Leyb Halpern -- from Barrio Boy / Ernesto Galarza -- "The Tropics in New York" / Claude McKay -- "America" / Claude McKay -- from Laughing in the Jungle / Louis Adamic -- from Charlie Chaplin's Own Story / Charles Chaplin -- from Chromos / Felipe Alfau -- from Memoirs / Bernardo Vega -- from Eat a Bowl of Tea / Louis Chu -- from America Is in the Heart / Carlos Bulosan -- "A Wedding in Brownsville" / Isaac Bashevis Singer -- from The Vienna Paradox / Marjorie Perloff -- "Say this city has ten million souls" / W.H. Auden -- from The Pill, Pygmy Chimps and Degas' Horse / Carl Djerassi -- from Atoms in the Family / Laura Fermi -- from Diaries / Christopher Isherwood -- from Letter to Walter von Molo / Thomas Mann.
  • from Pnin / Vladimir Nabokov -- "Farewell in Welfare Island" / Julia de Burgos -- "Breaking Down the Glass Walls of Language" / Ariel Dorfman -- from Confessions of an Original Sinner / John Lukacs -- from Taking Risks / Joseph Pell -- "A Map of the Western Part of the County of Essex in England" / Denise Levertov -- from 'Tis / Frank McCourt -- from Out of Place / Edward Said -- "Immigrant Picnic" / Gregory Djanikian -- from "My Life Up to Now" / Thom Gunn -- from A Fly in the Soup / Charles Simic -- "Arrival" / Judith Ortiz Cofer -- from American Chica / Marie Arana -- "How I Got That Name" / Marilyn Chin -- "Our Papers" / Julia Alvarez -- from Milosz's ABC's / Czeslaw Milosz -- from "Cargo" / Luc Sante -- from The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit / Lucette Lagnado -- from The Gangster of Love / Jessica Hagedorn -- from Lost in Translation / Eva Hoffman -- "Self-Help for Fellow Refugees" / Li-Young Lee -- from Lucy / Jamaica Kincaid -- from Native Speaker / Chang-rae Lee -- from "Immigrant Mother" / Shirley Geok-lin Lim -- "Sometimes, as a child" / Olga Broumas -- "Dying in a Strange Country" / Tahira Naqvi -- "The Third and Final Continent" / Jhumpa Lahiri -- "Tío" / Luis H. Francia -- from "The Condition We Call Exile" / Joseph Brodsky -- from Monkey Bridge / Lan Cao -- from Drown / Junot Díaz -- "Grandmother's Tongue" / Josip Novakovich -- "The Mother Tongue Between Two Slices of Rye" / Gary Shteyngart -- "We Will Not Play the Harp Backward Now, No" / Greg Delanty -- from Before Night Falls / Reinaldo Arenas -- from The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears / Dinaw Mengestu -- from Brother, I'm Dying / Edwidge Danticat -- "Night" / Majid Naficy -- from "Autobiographical Essay" / Ilan Stavans -- "Barney Greengrass" / Norman Manea -- "Various Lives" / Anita Desai -- "The Nurse and the Novelist" / Anya Ulinich -- from Nowhere Man / Aleksandar Hemon -- "Mistress" / Lara Vapnyar -- from Hunger of Memory / Richard Rodriguez.
ISBN
  • 9781598530513 (hbk.)
  • 1598530518
LCCN
^^2009929080
OCLC
311777151
Owning Institutions
Harvard Library