Women on the Edge: Ethnicity and Gender in Short Stories by American Women

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Corinne H. Dale, J. H. E. Paine, J. H. Paine
Psychology Press, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 169 pages
Eleven contributors, including two males, analyze the themes of gender and ethnicity--and their siblings of class, sexual preference, and religion--represented in short stories by contemporary American women of dual cultures. Sample titles include: (Dis)continuous narrative: the articulation of a chicana feminist voice in Cisneros' The House on Mango Street, Beyond otherness: negotiated identities and Viramontes' "The Cariboo Cafe," and Reconstructing the Native- American woman: Erdrich's "Fleur." The other authors discussed are: Cofer, Hejmadi, Yamamoto, Suncircle, Lorde, Morrison, Welty, and Ozick. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Contents

DisContinuous Narrative The Articulation of
3
Beyond Otherness Negotiated Identities
19
Judith Ortiz Cofers Silent Dancing Making More
35
Flight and Arrival A Study of Padma Hejmadis
53
Subversive Extravagance Women in Hisaye
67
Afrekete Rising Two Comingout Stories
81
Playing in the Light White Girls Dreaming
111
Ruths Journey into the Fields Feminism
129
Contributors Notes
161
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