Louis Adamic's "Old alien" as a relic of ethnic differentiation in the U.S.A

Authors

  • Jerneja Petrič University of Ljubljana

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/an.40.1-2.89-97

Keywords:

American literature / Immigrant literature / U.S.A.

Abstract

The paper analyzes Louis Adamic 1940 story " The Old Alien by the Kitchen Window" as the foil to his 1928 reportage "The Bohunks".

The latter provoked a violent controversy among Slovene Americans due to its honest, straightforward and none-too-flattering presentation of the Slavic immigrants in America known as the Bohunks. "The Old Alien" story is both a portrait of an individual as well as a broader cultural and social analysis of Slovene American life.

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Published

15. 12. 2007

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How to Cite

Petrič, J. (2007). Louis Adamic’s "Old alien" as a relic of ethnic differentiation in the U.S.A. Acta Neophilologica, 40(1-2), 89-97. https://doi.org/10.4312/an.40.1-2.89-97