The modern everyday and twentieth century asian american writing are closely intertwined asian american writing is shaped by a desire for modernity and an ambivalence about the modern everyday the everyday consists in a way of keeping time of counting and noticing the recurrence of things and it gives rise to a sense of the familiar and the small that can suddenly become uncanny. Modern minority asian american literature and everyday life yoon sun lee reframes contemporary minority literature in terms of estrangement the uncanny and thingliness presents a fresh examination of canonical and emergent asian american literature. Modern minority is the work of asian american literary criticism and theory we have been waiting for colleen lye university of california berkeley in her new book yoon lee takes us on a dizzying tour of asian american texts as she explores the concept of everyday life. Excerpt from modern minority asian american literature and everyday life. Modern minority presents a fresh examination of canonical and emergent asian american literatures relationship to the genre of realism particularly through its preoccupation with everyday life
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