Flota, Brian

Brian Flota is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. He completed his Ph.D. at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

A SURVEY OF MULTICULTURAL SAN FRANCISCO BAY LITERATURE, 1955-1979
Ishmael Reed, Maxine Hong Kingston, Frank Chin, and the Beat Generation
2009 0-7734-3828-9
This work examines how writers in the San Francisco Bay Area worked to develop a multiculturalist American literature. This study counteracts popular narratives of multiculturalism’s boom in the late 1980s and early 1990s by showing that a large group of culturally eclectic writers in the Bay Area were re-envisioning American identity through a multiculturalist looking glass many years earlier.