The Vietnamese American literary classic undermines the readers’ expectations of a redemptive narrative of immigration and memory.
Larsen's 1930 story "Sanctuary" had a similar plot to an earlier British story. So what? Perhaps the tale never really belonged to either writer.
In the early 1800s, the Scottish immigrant wrote an anonymous tract imagining equality. He was worried about the brand-new American republic.
In this short story a graduate student makes a deal with the devil: Write my dissertation and my soul is yours.
Rebecca Harding Davis had no firsthand experience of iron mills. Neither does her nameless narrator.