Alphabetically arranged entries provide biographical, critical, and bibliographical information about 60 Asian American autobiographers.
Written for scholars and students, this sourcebook contains 59 entries covering 60 Asian American autobiographers. The volume spans the 20th century, a range of styles, and a variety of national-origin, class, and gender perspectives. Each entry describes the biography of the author, his or her major autobiographical works and themes, and the critical reception the work received. Each entry is accompanied by a bibliography of the autobiographer's work and critical studies of it. Contributors are scholars of literature, American studies, women's studies, multicultural studies, and Asian American studies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)