Transcultural Women of Late Twentieth-century U.S. American Literature: First-generation Migrants from Islands and Peninsulas

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Ashgate, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 233 pages
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Pauline T. Newton's study, which includes interviews with six migrant writers, recognizes intersections between restrictive and limiting literary divisions in Caribbean, Asian-American, and ethnic-American narratives, and explores issues of migration and the crossing and (re-)crossing of cultural boundaries. U.S.-American-bound migrant writers, including Judith Ortiz Cofer, Julia Alvarez, Jamaica Kincaid, Shirley Geok-lin Lim and Lan Cao, left their homelands between the mid-1950s and the mid-1970s, examining and expressing their migration experiences - namely, the evolution of their transcultural identities as they make the transition from their island or peninsular homelands to the United States - in diverse literary forms, such as the memoir, the personal narrative, and the novel or other fictional forms

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Author Pauline T. Newton's roots run deep in San Antonio's history, as her grandfather, Joseph Idus Lambert, played an important role in the old traditions and folklore of the area. The photographs and postcards in Around San Antonio retrace the Lambert clan's footsteps, revealing places they traveled and lived, including Center Point, Fort Clark, Dripping Springs, Leakey, and Waring, in addition to the city of San Antonio, home to various festivals, schools, historical sites, and military bases. Local ranchers and farmers, as well as old-timers, newcomers, and historians of all ages will enjoy this

pictorial retrospective, which also will offer a brief foray into the history of Texas's families, land, and origins.

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