Asian-American Literature Analytical Essay by supercalifragilistic

Asian-American Literature
Discussion of the common themes in works written by Asian-Americans.
# 96619 | 1,671 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Jul 12, 2007 in Asian Studies (Asian American) , Literature (American) , Literature (General)

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This paper attempts to construct a definition of an Asian-American writer through the common themes in their literary works. Several examples of Asian-American novels are presented and analyzed for their shared themes such as alienation and family. These works include Eric Liu's "The Accidental Asian," "The Interpreter" by Suki Kim and "No-No Boy," by John Okada. The author concludes that the themes of self-doubt and estrangement make reading 'Asian-American' literature an enriching, complex experience.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Kim, Suki. The Interpreter. New York: Random House, 2003.
  • Liu, Eric. The Accidental Asian. Random House, 2003.
  • Okada, Jon. No No Boy. Seattle: University of Washington, 1976.

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