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Sansei and sensibility, Karen Tei Yamashita

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Sansei and sensibility
Title
Sansei and sensibility
Statement of responsibility
Karen Tei Yamashita
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"The protagonists of these skillful and inventive stories have traveled various paths--from Japan to Brazil, L.A. to Gardena, San Francisco to Tokyo--but along the way, they have all become archivists, whether they know it or not. They examine the contents of deceased relatives' freezers, tape-record high-school locker-room chatter, cart the contents of a household cross-country, or collect a community's gossip while cleaning the teeth of its inhabitants. They sparkle with Karen's signature wit and humor while diving into questions of race, class, colonialism, immigration, and, above all, inheritance--familial, cultural, emotional, artistic, and otherwise. How does what we collect along the way define or negate our experiences? Can we ever really be free of it? Should we want to? In second half of the book, Yamashita imagines how Jane Austen's seven novels might look 'in a small provincial armpit of postwar sunshine' in sixties and seventies Japanese America. Mr. Darcy is the captain of the football team, Mansfield Park has materialized in a suburb of L.A., bake sales have replaced balls, and station wagons, not horse-drawn carriages, are the preferred mode of transit. In these buoyant and inventive stories, Yamashita asks what the act of transferring a 'classic' tale across boundaries-of space, time, race, genre--can tell us about the tropes that ungird our experiences."--
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1951-
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Yamashita, Karen Tei
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Austen, Jane
  • Japanese Americans
  • Nineteen sixties
  • Nineteen seventies
  • United States
Label
Sansei and sensibility, Karen Tei Yamashita
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9781566895781
Lccn
2019028589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1113126456
  • 700556
  • (OCoLC)1113126456
Label
Sansei and sensibility, Karen Tei Yamashita
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9781566895781
Lccn
2019028589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1113126456
  • 700556
  • (OCoLC)1113126456

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