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The Resource East goes West : the making of an oriental Yankee, Younghill Kang ; foreword by Alexander Chee ; afterword by Sunyoung Lee

East goes West : the making of an oriental Yankee, Younghill Kang ; foreword by Alexander Chee ; afterword by Sunyoung Lee

Label
East goes West : the making of an oriental Yankee
Title
East goes West
Title remainder
the making of an oriental Yankee
Statement of responsibility
Younghill Kang ; foreword by Alexander Chee ; afterword by Sunyoung Lee
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Having fled Japanese-occupied Korea for the gleaming promise of the United States with nothing but four dollars and a suitcase full of Shakespeare to his name, the young, idealistic Chungpa Han arrives in a New York teeming with expatriates, businessmen, students, scholars, and indigents. Struggling to support his studies, he travels throughout the United States and Canada, becoming by turns a traveling salesman, a domestic worker, and a farmer, and observing along the way the idealism, greed, and shifting values of the industrializing twentieth century. Part picaresque adventure, part shrewd social commentary, East Goes West casts a sharply satirical eye on the demands and perils of assimilation. It is a masterpiece not only of Asian American literature but also of American literature"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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1898-1972
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kang, Younghill
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3521.A444
LC item number
E27 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION / Cultural Heritage
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Korean Americans
  • Korea
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Immigrants
Label
East goes West : the making of an oriental Yankee, Younghill Kang ; foreword by Alexander Chee ; afterword by Sunyoung Lee
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1089257980
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxxviii, 389 pages
Isbn
9780143134305
Lccn
2019002100
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1089257980
Label
East goes West : the making of an oriental Yankee, Younghill Kang ; foreword by Alexander Chee ; afterword by Sunyoung Lee
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1089257980
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxxviii, 389 pages
Isbn
9780143134305
Lccn
2019002100
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1089257980

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