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Class definitions : on the lives and writings of Maxine Hong Kingston, Sandra Cisneros, and Dorothy Allison /
Michelle M. Tokarczyk.
imprint
Selinsgrove [Pa.] : Susquehanna University Press, c2008.
description
257 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1575911213 (alk. paper), 9781575911212 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Selinsgrove [Pa.] : Susquehanna University Press, c2008.
isbn
1575911213 (alk. paper)
9781575911212 (alk. paper)
contents note
Creating community through writing : Maxine Hong Kingston -- The voice of the voiceless : Sandra Cisneros -- An outlaw performer : Dorothy Allison -- Final thoughts -- Appendix 1: Reflections on peace and writing : an interview with Maxine Hong Kingston -- Appendix 2: Spiritual sustenance : an interview with Sandra Cisneros -- Appendix 3: Class, college, and contemporary life : an interview with Dorothy Allison.
catalogue key
6679192
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-253) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Michelle M. Tokarczyk was raised in a working-class family in New York City. She earned her degrees at city and state institutions: a bachelor's in English from Herbert Lehman College; a master's and doctorate from SUNY, Stony Brook. Her books include E. L. Doctorow's Skeptical Commitment and Working-Class Women in the Academy: Laborers in the Knowledge Factory (co-edited with Elizabeth A. Fay). In addition to literary and cultural criticism, Dr. Tokarczyk is a poet who has published one book, The House I'm Running From, and work in numerous journals and anthologies. She has been a member of the Board of the Northeast Modern Language Association and is now on the Board of the Working-Class Studies Association. Dr. Tokarczyk is a professor of English at Goucher College, where she also directs the Writing Program.
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Summaries
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How does working-class status intersect with gender, race, sexual orientation, and religion? How do working-class status and other identities play out in the lives and work of individual writers? This text answers these questions by closely examining the lives and writings of three authors.
Main Description
This book begins with two questions. First, how does working-class status intersect with gender, race, sexual orientation, and religion? Second, how do working-class status and other identities play out in the lives and work of individual writers?The text answers these questions by closely examining the lives and writings of the three authors named. It argues that, despite the differences in the authors' ethnic backgrounds, their work is characterised by traits widely recognised as markers of working-class writing: a desire to provide a voice for the voiceless, an emphasis on solidarity, and a focus on representing the lived experience of working-class people.A chapter, written in highly accessible and lucid prose, is devoted to each author. Unpublished interviews with Kingston, Cisneros, and Allison are included. The book concludes by reiterating the vitality and importance of working-class women's literature
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Introductionp. 13
Creating Community through Writing: Maxine Hong Kingstonp. 44
The Voice of the Voiceless: Sandra Cisnerosp. 96
An Outlaw Performer: Dorothy Allisonp. 144
Final Thoughtsp. 193
Reflections on Peace and Writing: An Interview with Maxine Hong Kingstonp. 199
Spiritual Sustenance: An Interview with Sandra Cisnerosp. 212
Class, College, and Contemporary Life: An Interview with Dorothy Allisonp. 220
Notesp. 229
Works Citedp. 239
Indexp. 254
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