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Minor Feelings An Asian American Reckoning


Minor Feelings An Asian American Reckoning
Minor Feelings An Asian American Reckoning
Type : epub |
Size : 4.91 MB |
English |




Descirption: A ruthlessly honest, emotionally charged, and utterly original exploration of Asian American consciousness and the struggle to be human
"Brilliant . . . To read this book is to become more human." -Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen

Poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong fearlessly and provocatively blends memoir, cultural criticism, and history to expose fresh truths about racialized consciousness in America. Part memoir and part cultural criticism, this collection is vulnerable, humorous, and provocative-and its relentless and riveting pursuit of vital questions around family and friendship, art and politics, identity and individuality, will change the way you think about our world.
Binding these essays together is Hong's theory of "minor feelings." As the daughter of Korean immigrants, Cathy Park Hong grew up steeped in shame, suspicion, and melancholy. She would later understand that these "minor feelings" occur when American optimism...