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The Resource The ethics & poetics of alterity in Asian American poetry, Xiaojing Zhou

The ethics & poetics of alterity in Asian American poetry, Xiaojing Zhou

Label
The ethics & poetics of alterity in Asian American poetry
Title
The ethics & poetics of alterity in Asian American poetry
Statement of responsibility
Xiaojing Zhou
Title variation
Ethics and poetics of alterity in Asian American poetry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Poetry by Asian American writers has had a significant impact on the landscape of contemporary American poetry, and a book-length critical treatment of Asian American poetry is long overdue. In this book, Xiaojing Zhou demonstrates how many Asian American poets transform the conventional "I" of lyric poetry - based on the traditional Western concept of the self and the Cartesian "I" - to enact a more ethical relationship between the "I" and its others."
  • "Drawing on Emmanuel Levinas's idea of the ethics of alterity - which argues that an ethical relation to the other is one that acknowledges the irreducibility of otherness - Zhou offers a reconceptualization of both self and other. Taking difference as a source of creativity and turning it into a form of resistance and a critical intervention, Asian American poets engage with broader issues than the merely poetic. They confront social injustice against the other and call critical attention to a concept of otherness which differs fundamentally from that underlying racism, sexism, and colonialism
  • By locating the ethical and political questions of otherness in language, discourse, aesthetics, and everyday encounters, Asian American poets help advance critical studies in race, gender, and popular culture as well as in poetry."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zhou, Xiaojing
Dewey number
811.009/353
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.A84
LC item number
Z98 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American poetry
  • Difference (Psychology) in literature
  • Asian Americans
  • Asian Americans in literature
  • Ethics in literature
Label
The ethics & poetics of alterity in Asian American poetry, Xiaojing Zhou
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Your otherness is perfect as my death / Li-Young Lee -- She walks in exile vowing no return / Marilyn Chin -- Where am I, the missing third? / David Mura -- The passion of leaving home / Kimiko Hahn -- Each of us harboring what the other lacked / Timothy Liu -- The I of changes, the destroying I, the its of the I / John Yau -- Speak and it is sound in time / Myung Mi Kim
Control code
61362875
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 312 pages
Isbn
9780877459828
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005053852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780877459828
Label
The ethics & poetics of alterity in Asian American poetry, Xiaojing Zhou
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Your otherness is perfect as my death / Li-Young Lee -- She walks in exile vowing no return / Marilyn Chin -- Where am I, the missing third? / David Mura -- The passion of leaving home / Kimiko Hahn -- Each of us harboring what the other lacked / Timothy Liu -- The I of changes, the destroying I, the its of the I / John Yau -- Speak and it is sound in time / Myung Mi Kim
Control code
61362875
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 312 pages
Isbn
9780877459828
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005053852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780877459828

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