Turning Japanese : memoirs of a sansei

by David Mura

Paperback, 1991




New York, NY : Atlantic Monthly Press, c1991.


Award-winning poet David Mura's critically acclaimed memoirTurning 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 aNew York Times Notable Book and winner of an Oakland PEN Josephine Miles Book Award. This edition includes a new afterword by the author.… (more)




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