Rhapsody in Plain Yellow by Marilyn Chin

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A fusion of east and west, high culture, popular culture, and ancient Chinese history mark this collection. It explores the trials of immigration, exile, thwared interracial love, and social injustice, and loss of family.

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Marilyn Chin was born in Hong Kong. She is an award-winning poet and the author of Rhapsody in Plain Yellow and Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen. Her writing has appeared in The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry. She lives in La Mesa, California.
Published January 1, 2002 by W. W. Norton & Company. 128 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Chin's concerns for heritage and descent, matched with confrontational rhetoric, seem to make her an old-school poet of Asian-American identity, while a liberal use of autobiographical material (her grandmother, her parents, her neighborhood, her lovers, her English department) positions her spea...

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