The Immigrant Experience in American Fiction
- Publish Date: 1995-08-29
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Roberta Simone
In our growing desire to implement multicultural studies, much is made of the differences in ethnic groups and not enough about their similarities. Although the cultural details changethe food, the old heroes and legends, the religious observances and special holidayseach story tells of balancing two cultures in the process of becoming American.
Descriptive citations cover forty-one immigrant groups (from Armenian to Vietnamese), six combined groups (Asian, Hispanic, Jewish, Scandinavian, Slavic, and West Indian), and a category called The General Experience. There is comprehensive coverage from the late nineteenth century through the first half of 1994 of adult and young adult novels, collections of stories, anthologies, and secondary sources. In addition to author and title indexes, the book has two special indexes Theme and Genre and Publication Dates to assist the reader in making transcultural connections.