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  • 17 Literature Criticisms
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Essays & Analysis (17)

3,318 words, approx. 12 pages
In the following essay, Casper discusses how food functions as a symbol of economic inequality in the Philippines in Dogeaters and criticizes the novel for its underdeveloped characters and weak narra... Read more
5,535 words, approx. 19 pages
In the following essay, Damon offers a critical reading of Hagedorn and Ntozake Shange's poetic works within the cultural and historical context of the 1970s San Francisco Bay Area arts communi... Read more
17,796 words, approx. 60 pages
In the following essay, Lee argues that Hagedorn's unique Filipino perspective on American spectatorship and cinematic archetypes in Dogeaters creates a powerful critique of neocolonialism and ... Read more
6,023 words, approx. 21 pages
In the following interview, Hagedorn discusses her childhood in the Philippines, her life in the United States, her writing career, and the reception of her work in both the Philippines and the United... Read more
1,010 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following review, Bacalzo offers high praise for the March 2001 Public Theater production of Dogeaters, asserting that the stage production successfully transforms the broad-ranging novel into ... Read more
4,781 words, approx. 16 pages
In the following essay, Balce provides an overview of the historical context, critical reception, and major themes of Dogeaters, including a supplemental bibliography of writings by and about Hagedorn... Read more
7,559 words, approx. 26 pages
In the following essay, Mendible explores the significance of popular culture and mass spectacle to Hagedorn's representation of Filipino society and politics in Dogeaters. To the extent that n... Read more
333 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following review, the critic offers a positive assessment of Dream Jungle, calling the novel “[barbed and alluring.”] Barbed and alluring, [Dream Jungle,] this third novel by Hage... Read more
1,395 words, approx. 5 pages
In the following review, Upchurch argues that Dream Jungle is Hagedorn's “best book since Dogeaters,” praising the author's skillful evocation of the Philippines in the 197... Read more
711 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Hughes argues that Hagedorn fails to clearly define the variety of narrative voices in Dogeaters. Two novels from the US set out to chart a new place in the literary landscape... Read more
534 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following review, Hussein examines the themes of fantasy, food, and popular culture in Dogeaters, calling the novel “an echo of an epic ballad of resistance.” At the entrance of t... Read more
4,515 words, approx. 16 pages
In the following essay, Evangelista explores the elements of magical realism in Hagedorn's writings, particularly as they relate to the author's identity as a Filipina immigrant living i... Read more
1,448 words, approx. 5 pages
In the following review, Ancheta observes that the poetry in Danger and Beauty is effectively voice-driven and rooted in musical rhythms, commenting that the collection provides a good introduction to... Read more
1,060 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following review of Charlie Chan Is Dead, an anthology of Asian American fiction edited by Hagedorn, Shih asserts that the most compelling aspect of the volume is the inclusion of works by seve... Read more
13,304 words, approx. 45 pages
In the following essay, Lowe discusses the relationship between fictional and historical narratives in three novels by Asian American authors—Dogeaters, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's Dict�... Read more
6,603 words, approx. 23 pages
In the following essay, Casper analyses the influence of colonialism and neocolonialism on the works of four female writers from the Philippines—Hagedorn, Ninotchka Rosca, Cecilia Manguerra-Bra... Read more
1,366 words, approx. 5 pages
In the following essay, Lowe evaluates the themes of sexuality, politics, mass media, and postcolonial culture in Dogeaters. Lowe also lauds Hagedorn's theatrical adaptation of Dogeaters, compl... Read more