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Turning Japanese

Engels | Druk: 1 | E-book | 9780802196026 | 400 pagina's

David Mura, David Mura - 9780802196026


Engels | Druk: 1 | E-book | 9780802196026 | 400 pagina's

"The poet David Mura brings an intriguing perspective to the New World quest for enlightenment from this ancient and ascendant culture" (The New York Times).

Award-winning poet David Mura's critically acclaimed memoir Turning Japanese chronicles how a year in Japan transformed his sense of self and pulled into sharp focus his complicated inheritance. Mura is a sansei, a third-generation Japanese-American who grew up on baseball and hot dogs in a Chicago suburb where he heard more Yiddish than Japanese. Turning Japanese chronicles his quest for identity with honesty, intelligence, and poetic vision, and it stands as a classic meditation on difference and assimilation and is a valuable window onto a country that has long fascinated our own. Turning Japanese was a New York Times Notable Book and winner of an Oakland PEN Josephine Miles Book Award. This edition includes a new afterword by the author.

"A dizzying interior voyage of self-discovery and splintered identity." —Chicago Tribune

"There is brilliant writing in this book, observations of Japanese humanity and culture that are subtly different from and more penetrating than what we usually get from Westerners." —The New Yorker

"Turning Japanese reads like a fascinating novel you can't put down . . . Mura's story is a universal one, and one that is accessible to everyone, even those whose experience in the U.S. is not that of a person of color." —Asian Week

"[Mura] paints a portrait of Japan that is rich and satisfying . . . a refreshingly kindly and tolerant study, a powerful antidote to the venomous anti-Japanese mood that seems, distressingly, to be seizing some corners of the American mind." —Conde Nast Traveler


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Turning Japanese Engels | Druk: 1 | E-book | 9780802196026 | 400 pagina's
Verschijningsdatumdecember 2007
Afmetingen21,6 x 14 x 3,2 cm
Aantal pagina's400 pagina's
Ebook formaatAdobe ePub
AuteurDavid Mura | David Mura
Co-auteurDavid Mura
UitgeverGrove Press
Originele TitelTurning Japanese: Memoirs of a Sansei
Lees dit ebook opAndroid (smartphone en tablet) | Kobo e-reader | Desktop (Mac en Windows) | iOS (smartphone en tablet) | Windows (smartphone en tablet) | Overige e-reader
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