Caroline Rody


On her book The Interethnic Imagination: Roots and Passages in Contemporary Asian American Fiction

Cover Interview of March 13, 2011

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“A literature founded on multiethnic interconnection has emerged.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“Several adult characters from these novels, by mastering and mixing multiple ethnic languages, kinds of music, cuisines, rituals, or forms of political speech, become spectacles of charged, riddling, potentially liberating multiethnic fusion.”

On the second:

“The English language itself in contemporary American fiction is dramatically swelling, crossbred with myriad immigrant languages that daily enrich it.”