Through The Arc Of The Rain Forest

Author: Karen Tei Yamashita
Publisher: Coffee House Press
ISBN: 1566892856
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This book is simultaneously entertaining and depressing, with all the rollicking pessimism you'd expect of a good soap opera or a good political satire."- Kirsten Backstrom, 500 Great Books by Women

Hemispheric American Studies

Author: Caroline F. Levander
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813543878
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... for this period “to meet and understand the Brazilian community living in Japan
” (11). Yamashita's interest in Circle K Cycles in the ever-increasing difficulty of
correlating identities and homes with singular locations continues not only the
story begun in Brazil-Maru, but also the formal conventions she uses to explore
that issue in Through the Arc of the Rain Forest (1990). Written amid the
extended drafting and revision required of Brazil-Maru, Through the Arc of the
Rain Forest offers ...

Brazil Maru

Author: Karen Tei Yamashita
Publisher: Coffee House Press
ISBN: 1566895030
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"Immensely entertaining." —Newsday "Poignant and remarkable." —Philadelphia Inquirer "Warm, compassionate, engaging, and thought-provoking." —Washington Post "With a subtle ominousness, Yamashita sets up her hopeful, prideful ...

Cities Of Others

Author: Xiaojing Zhou
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295805420
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4 For instance, the critics Ursula K. Heise and Caroline Rody both employ an
ecological concept in examining the local-global connections in Yamashita's
work, with Heise focusing on Through the Arc of the Rain Forest and Rody on
both Tropic of Orange and Through the Arc of the Rain Forest. 5 See M. Davis,
Ecology of Fear. 6 Subsequent parenthetical references to Yamashita's Tropic of
Orange are given without the title. 10 11 12 7 Soja in Postmetropolis offers a well-
researched ...

Circle K Cycles

Author: Karen Tei Yamashita
Publisher:
ISBN:
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With skill, imagination, and wit, Yamashita defines an emerging challenge of twenty-first century global society.

Transnational Asian American Literature

Author: Shirley Lim
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781592134519
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Her other works include Through the Arc of the Rain Forest (1990), Tropic of
Orange (1997), and Circle K Cycles (2001). My main interest was Asian
American novels, drama, poetry, and short stories about immigration,
concentration camps, culture clash, and the terrible price Asian Americans pay
for being told that they have "made it" in the United States. The price is
assimilation into the mainstream, the mental contortion needed to act "Asian
American" so that an individual is more ...

Asian American Literature

Author: Lawrence J. Trudeau
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787602963
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Yamashita is a novelist, journalist, translator, and multimedia artist, best known
for her three novels: Through the Arc of the Rain Forest (1990), Braql-Maru (1992
), and Tropic of Orange (1997). Her first two works grew out of her nine-year
sojourn in Brazil, from 1975 to 1984. Begun as one-year fellowship to study
Japanese immigration to Brazil, Yama- shita's stay was extended as she married,
began to raise a family, and produced two novels. A satire written in the style of
magic ...

Sense Of Place And Sense Of Planet

Author: Ursula K. Heise
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199887365
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Batista and Tania Aparecida (nicknamed “Cidinha”) Djapan are perhaps the most
obvious counterparts of Macunaíma and Ci in Through the Arc of the Rainforest:
the Amazon queen who turns into a constellation has become the CEO of a
multinational business enterprise who travels around the globe so much that, as
far as Batista is concerned, she might as well be in outer space,6 and the flocks
of wild birds that become Macunaíma's retinue once he is recognized as Ci's
partner are ...

Contemporary Authors

Author: Gale Research Company
Publisher: Gale
ISBN: 9780787626679
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L.A. Carmen (performance; produced in Los Angeles, 1990), published in part in
Multicultural Theatre: Scenes and Monologs from New Hispanic, Asian, and
African-American Plays, Meriwither Publishing (Colorado Springs, CO), 1996.
Through the Arc of the Rain Forest (novel), Coffee House Press (Minneapolis,
MN), 1990. GiLAwrecks (musical), produced in Seattle, WA, 1992. Brazil-Moru (
novel), Coffee House Press (Minneapolis, MN), 1992. Noh Bozos (performance),
produced in ...

Moments Of Magical Realism In Us Ethnic Literatures

Author: Lyn Di Iorio Sandín
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137329246
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143 Even if, as we have just seen, Through the Arc could easily have been
described in Carpentierian terms as reflecting the very marvelous reality ofthe
Amazonian context, Yamashita's purposefulcombination of characters
fromalloverthe world—including the three armed American CEO and the
Japanese immigrant with ... AsI have tried to demonstrate inthe last section ofmy
analysis,in recent timesthree books by young Asian American writers, Through
the Arc of the Rain Forest,