Visions of America
Personal Narratives from the Promised Land

Wesley Brown and Amy Ling (Editors)

In this diverse collection, three dozen 20th-century writers muse about their experiences in and observations of America. Though the essays are organized in rough chronological fashion, some emphasize place, others identity, others the immigrant experience or the changing times. Some Americans must leave home to find insights, while some non-Americans come here to observe. Amidst the play of ideas and emotions surrounding ethnicity and identity, these essays celebrate the enduring truths of the land.

Contributors include James Baldwin, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Joan Didion, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Vivian Gornick, Maxine Hong Kingston, Ron Kovic, Sonia Pilcer, Mario Puzo, Adrienne Rich, Monica Sone, Gary Soto, and more.
Wesley Brown and Amy Ling are the editors of Imagining America.

Paperback / $20.00 (Can $22.50) / ISBN 978-0-89255-174-3 / 369 pages / Multicultural Anthology