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Title:
Visions of America : personal narratives from the promised land
Author:
Brown, Wesley, 1945-
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Persea Books, [1993]

©1993
Physical Description:
xii, 369 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
The ghost dance war / C.A. Eastman -- Of the black belt / W.E.B. Du Bois -- Leaves from the mental portfolio of an Eurasian / S.S. Far -- The myth that made Hollywood / A. Yezierska -- Echoes of the jazz age / F.S. Fitzgerald -- Choosing a dream : Italians in Hell's kitchen / M. Puzo -- from America is in the heart / C. Bulosan -- To begin with / V. Gornick -- The making of a writer : from the poets in the kitchen / P. Marshall -- Split at the root : an essay on Jewish identity / A. Rich -- from A native hill / W. Berry -- from The names / N.S. Momaday -- Pearl Harbor echoes in Seattle / M. Sone -- The messenger of the lost battalion / G. Orfalea -- Going home : Brooklyn revisited / B.G. Harrison -- Suburbs / G. O'Brien -- Silent dancing / J.O. Cofer -- Love me or leave me / B. Mukherjee -- from The woman warrior / M.H. Kingston -- 2G / S. Pilcer -- A book-writing venture / K.Y. Ik -- "I can't stand your books" : a writer goes home / M. Gordon -- from Lost in translation : a life in a new language / E. Hoffman -- from Hunger of memory / R. Rodriguez -- "Tomorrow is for our martyrs" / J. Farmer -- The white album / J. Didion -- from Born on the Fourth of July / R. Kovic -- from No name in the street / J. Baldwin -- Amerka, Amerka : a Palestinian abroad in the land of the free / A. Shammas -- Like Mexicans / G. Soto -- Report from the Bahamas / J. Jordan -- Immigrant waves / M. Stephens -- Homesick / J. Hagedorn -- Two Cuban dissidents : Heberto Padilla and Belkis cuza Male / P. Medina -- from Hunting Mister Heartbreak : a discovery of America / J. Raban -- The solace of open spaces / G. Ehrlich.
ISBN:
9780892551736

9780892551743
Format :
Book