Ethnic Life Writing and Histories: Genres, Performance, and Culture
Lit, 2007 - 256 páginas
In the context of the fraught ethnic politics in our increasingly globalized world, negotiating with historical memory has become both a cultural obsession and a powerful political weapon.
The essays describe how processes of literary creativity and historical inscription blend significantly to produce texts that require nuanced readings on many levels. Half the essays focus on Asian American texts, inviting crucial connections and insights on the ways ethnic concerns are reflected methodologically.
Roco G. Davis teaches at the Modern Languages Department of the University of Navarre, Pamplona (Spain). Jaume Aurell is a researcher at the history department of the University of Navarre, Pamplona. Ana Beatriz Delgado is a teaching assistant at the University of Navarre.
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Like other nisei visitors to Japan , Mary Kimoto finds herself a conceptual
anomaly , both to Japanese and to Caucasian Americans ; her concern with
everyday matters and the daily projection of self that emerges from writing is
analogous to ...
The strong balance between Mary ' s social personae and her powerful drive to
write are arguably both particular to nisei in Japan and general to travelers living
in exile . It ' s suggestive , too , that in her recreation of the lost wartime letters ...
( 137 ) If there is a tradition of patriotic civil disobedience in Japan , neither Mary
nor Izaya ( who did survive ) invokes it . While she admires her friend , Reverend
Ito , for going to jail for denying the Emperor ' s divinity , the general sense is of ...
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