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Aiiieeeee!, third edition

An Anthology of Asian American Writers

In the eyes of mid-twentieth-century white America, "Aiiieeeee!" was the one-dimensional cry from Asian Americans, their singular expression of all emotions—it signified and perpetuated the idea of Asian Americans as inscrutable, foreign, self-hating, undesirable, and obedient. In this anthology first published in 1974, Frank Chin, Jeffery Chan, Lawson Inada, and Shawn Wong reclaimed that shout, outlining the history of Asian American literature and boldly drawing the boundaries for what was truly Asian American and what was white puppetry. Showcasing fourteen uncompromising works from authors such as Carlos Bulosan and John Okada, the editors introduced readers to a variety of daring voices.

Forty-five years later the radical collection continues to spark controversy. While in the seventies it helped establish Asian American literature as a serious and distinct literary tradition, today the editors' forceful voices reverberate in contemporary discussions about American literary traditions. Now back in print with a new foreword by literary scholar Tara Fickle, this third edition reminds us how Asian Americans fought for—and seized—their place in the American literary canon.

About the Authors

Frank Chin, Jeffery Paul Chan, Lawson Fusao Inada, and Shawn Wong are the editors of Aiiieeeee! and The Big Aiiieeeee! As members of the Combined Asian Resources Project (CARP), they were instrumental in rediscovering many previously underappreciated works, including America Is in the Heart, No-No Boy, Nisei Daughter, and other classics. Tara Fickle is assistant professor of English at the University of Oregon.

Reviews

"Illuminates areas of darkness in the hidden experiences of a people who have been little more than exotic figments of someone else's imagination."—New York Times Book Review

"A manifesto for an Asian American renaissance!"—Partisan Review

"That 'whole voice' which speaks so eloquently in Aiiieeeee! Is an amazingly versatile voice. It is a voice that makes one believe in writing again. . . . I herald it with rejoicing."—Rolling Stone

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Other Titles by Frank Chin

The Chickencoop Chinaman and The Year of the Dragon

Frank Chin
Nov 1981 - University of Washington Press
$20.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles by Jeffery Paul Chan

Eat Everything Before You Die

Jeffery Paul Chan
Jul 2004 - University of Washington Press
$25.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles by Lawson Fusao Inada

Yokohama, California, revised edition

Toshio Mori, introduction by Xiaojing Zhou, William Saroyan, Lawson Fusao Inada
Mar 2015 - University of Washington Press
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback

No-No Boy

John Okada, foreword by Ruth Ozeki, introduction by Lawson Fusao Inada
Jun 2014 - University of Washington Press
$16.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles by Shawn Wong

Zhi Lin

Rock Hushka, Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Shawn Wong
Aug 2017 - Lucia Marquand
$24.95 USD - Hardback

Homebase

Shawn Wong
Apr 2016 - University of Washington Press
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$95.00 USD - Hardback

American Knees

Shawn Wong, introduction by Jeffrey F. L. Partridge
Apr 2005 - University of Washington Press
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles from Classics of Asian American Literature

Quiet Odyssey

Mary Paik Lee
Dec 2019 - University of Washington Press
$24.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$95.00 USD - Hardback

Fifth Chinese Daughter

Jade Snow Wong
Dec 2019 - University of Washington Press
$22.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$95.00 USD - Hardback

Pangs of Love and Other Writings

David Wong Louie, foreword by Viet Thanh Nguyen, afterword by King-Kok Cheung
Jun 2019 - University of Washington Press
$95.00 USD - Hardback
$22.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles in LITERARY COLLECTIONS / American / General

BAX 2018

edited by Seth Abramson, Jesse Damiani, Myung Mi Kim
Aug 2018 - Wesleyan University Press
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$40.00 USD - Hardback
$15.99 USD - Electronic book text

Patchwork

Bobbie Ann Mason, introduction by George Saunders, preface by Jonathan Allison
May 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$35.00 USD - Hardback

Forest Under Story

edited by Nathaniel Brodie, Charles Goodrich, Frederick J. Swanson
Feb 2018 - University of Washington Press
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$34.95 USD - Hardback