Seventeen Syllables and Other StoriesSeventeen Syllables and Other Stories

This collection of 15 stories of Japanese-American life by Hisaye Yamamoto spans her 40-year career.

Author: Hisaye Yamamoto

Publisher: Kitchen Table/Women of Color Press

ISBN: UOM:39015013960565


Page: 134

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This collection of 15 stories of Japanese-American life by Hisaye Yamamoto spans her 40-year career. Themes include: the cultural conflict between the first generation and their children; coping with prejudice; and the World War II internment of Japanese Americans.

Seventeen SyllablesSeventeen Syllables

Reprinted in Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories . “ The Legend of Miss Sasagawara . ” Kenyon Review 12 : 1 ( 1950 ) : 99–114 .

Author: Hisaye Yamamoto

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813520533


Page: 224

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On the surface, "Seventeen Syllables" is the story of Rosie and her preoccupation with adolescent life. Between the lines, however, lurks the tragedy of her mother, who is trapped in a marriage of desperation.

The Columbia Guide to Asian American Literature Since 1945The Columbia Guide to Asian American Literature Since 1945

Two other similar collections, Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories and Seventeen Syllables, came out in 1988 and 1994, respectively, though most of these ...

Author: Guiyou Huang

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023150103X


Page: 264

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The Columbia Guide to Asian American Literature Since 1945

Words MatterWords Matter

Reprinted in Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories (1988) and Seventeen Syllables (1994). 381 “The Legend of Miss Sasagawara.” Kenyon Review 12, no.

Author: King-Kok Cheung

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824865641


Page: 408

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In this age of rapid transition, Asian American studies and American studies in general are being reconfigured to reflect global migrations and the diverse populations of the United States. Asian American literature, in particular, has embodied the crisis of identity that is at the heart of larger academic and political debates surrounding diversity and the inclusion and exclusion of immigrant and refugee groups. These issues underlie the very principles on which literature, culture, and art are produced, preserved, taught, and critiqued. Words Matter is the first collection of interviews with 20th-century Asian American writers. The conversations that have been gathered here—interviews with twenty writers possessing unique backgrounds, perspectives, thematic concerns, and artistic priorities—effectively dispel any easy categorizations of people of Asian descent. These writers comment on their own work and speak frankly about aesthetics, politics, and the challenges they have encountered in pursuing a writing career. They address, among other issues, the expectations attached to the label "Asian American," the burden of representation shouldered by ethnic artists, and the different demands of "mainstream" and ethnic audiences.

City GirlsCity Girls

... of haiku is nature, while senryu is about everyday life. Kumei, p. 29. Hisaye Yamamoto, Seventeen Syllables. Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories.

Author: Valerie J. Matsumoto

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190655204


Page: 312

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Even before wartime incarceration, Japanese Americans largely lived in separate cultural communities from their West Coast neighbors. Although the Nisei children, the American-born second generation, were U.S. citizens and were integrated in public schools, they were socially isolated in many ways from their peers. These young women found rapport in ethnocultural youth organizations, a forgotten world of female friendship and camaraderie that Valerie J. Matsumoto recovers in this book. Through extensive networks of social clubs, young Japanese American women competed in sports, socialized with young men, and forged enduring friendships. During the 1920s and 1930s, Nisei girls' organizations flourished in Los Angeles, then home to the largest Japanese American population. In clubs with names such as the Junior Misses and Tartanettes, girls gained leadership training, took part in community service, found jobs, and enjoyed beach outings and parties. Often sponsored by the YWCA, Buddhist temples, and Christian churches, these groups served as a bulwark against racial discrimination, offering a welcoming space that helped young women navigate between parental expectations and the lure of popular culture. Indeed, their dances, meetings, and athletic events filled the social calendars in the ethnic press. As cultural mediators and ethnic representatives, these urban teenagers bridged the cultures of the Japanese American community and mainstream society, whether introducing new foods, holidays, and rituals into the home or dancing in kimono at civic events. Some expressed themselves as poets, writers, and journalists and took leading roles in the development of a Nisei literary network. Women's organizing skills and work would prove critical to the support of their families during World War II incarceration and community rebuilding in the difficult years of resettlement. By bringing to life a dynamic and long-lasting world of friendship circles and clubs, City Girls highlights the ways in which urban Nisei daughters claimed modern femininity, an American identity, and public space from the Jazz Age through the postwar era.

Asian American Short Story WritersAsian American Short Story Writers

Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories. Latham, NY: Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, 1988. Seventeen Syllables: Hisaye Yamamoto. King-Kok Cheung, ed.

Author: Nelson O'Ceallaigh Ritschel

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313322295


Page: 359

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Looks a the life and works of forty-nine Asian American short story writers.

Encyclopedia of Feminist LiteratureEncyclopedia of Feminist Literature

Like " Tell Me a Riddle , " " Seventeen Syllables " is also a strikingly unsentimental portrait of marriage and ... Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories .

Author: Kathy J. Whitson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313327319


Page: 300

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Presents the lives and works of approximately seventy feminist writers, including Emily Brontèe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Virginia Woolf.

Encyclopedia of Feminist LiteratureEncyclopedia of Feminist Literature

Camp Notes and Other Writings. ... She is best known for “Seventeen Syllables,” a mother-daughter story about a Nisei (second-generation Japanese American) ...

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438109107


Page: 785

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An accessible one-volume encyclopedia, this addition to the Literary Movements series is a comprehensive reference guide to the history and development of feminist literature, from early fairy tales to works by great women writers of today. Hundred

A to Z of American Women WritersA to Z of American Women Writers

Yamamoto's only published book, Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories (1988), is a collection of 15 stories that span her ...

Author: Carol Kort

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438107936


Page: 417

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Presents a biographical dictionary profiling important women authors, including birth and death dates, accomplishments and bibliography of each author's work.

New Immigrant Literatures in the United StatesNew Immigrant Literatures in the United States

Hisaye Yamamoto is one of “ Asian America's most accomplished short story writers " ( Chan 1982 , 215 ) . Her Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories ( 1988 ) ...

Author: Alpana S. Sharma

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313289689


Page: 386

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Looks at literature, written since World War II, by immigrants to the United States.

A Study Guide for Hisaye Yamamoto s Eskimo Connection A Study Guide for Hisaye Yamamoto s Eskimo Connection

While Yamamoto's reputation as a writer primarily rests upon the stories published in the collection Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories, many critics ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410345356


Page: 17

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A Study Guide for Hisaye Yamamoto's "Eskimo Connection," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

Distinguished Asian AmericansDistinguished Asian Americans

For example , her widely reprinted " Seventeen Syllables " tells her mother's story . Other works focus on the internment camps , her postwar resettlement ...

Author: Stephen S. Fugita

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313289026


Page: 430

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Profiles distinguished Asian Americans ranging from historical figures to athletes and including both prominent and less familiar individuals who have made significant contributions in their fields.

Constructing the EnemyConstructing the Enemy

in Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories, 20–34. latham, ny: Kitchen table Women of Color press. ———. 1988b. “the Wilshire Bus.” in Seventeen Syllables and ...

Author: Rajini Srikanth

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781439903254


Page: 205

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In her engaging book, Constructing the Enemy, Rajini Srikanth probes the concept of empathy, attempting to understand its different types and how it is—or isn't—generated and maintained in specific circumstances. Using literary texts to illuminate issues of power and discussions of law, Srikanth focuses on two case studies— the internment of Japanese citizens and Japanese Americans in World War II, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and the detainment of Muslim Americans and individuals from various nations in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay. Through primary documents and interviews that reveal why and how lawyers become involved in defending those who have been designated “enemies,” Srikanth explores the complex conditions under which engaged citizenship emerges. Constructing the Enemy probes the seductive promise of legal discourse and analyzes the emergence and manifestation of empathy in lawyers and other concerned citizens and the wider consequences of this empathy on the institutions that regulate our lives.

The Nature of CaliforniaThe Nature of California

In “Seventeen Syllables” and Other Stories, 86–95. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2003. ———. “Seventeen Syllables.” In “Seventeen Syllables”: ...

Author: Sarah D. Wald

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295806587


Page: 312

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The California farmlands have long served as a popular symbol of America�s natural abundance and endless opportunity. Yet, from John Steinbeck�s The Grapes of Wrath and Carlos Bulosan�s America Is in the Heart to Helena Maria Viramontes�s Under the Feet of Jesus, many novels, plays, movies, and songs have dramatized the brutality and hardships of working in the California fields. Little scholarship has focused on what these cultural productions tell us about who belongs in America, and in what ways they are allowed to belong. In The Nature of California, Sarah Wald analyzes this legacy and its consequences by examining the paradoxical representations of California farmers and farmworkers from the Dust Bowl migration to present-day movements for food justice and immigrant rights. Analyzing fiction, nonfiction, news coverage, activist literature, memoirs, and more, Wald gives us a new way of thinking through questions of national belonging by probing the relationships among race, labor, and landownership. Bringing together ecocriticism and critical race theory, she pays special attention to marginalized groups, examining how Japanese American journalists, Filipino workers, United Farm Workers members, and contemporary immigrants-rights activists, among others, pushed back against the standard narratives of landownership and citizenship.

Japanese Americans The History and Culture of a PeopleJapanese Americans The History and Culture of a People

A compilation of Hisaye Yamamoto's work, Seventeen Syllables: 5 Stories of Japanese ... and 15 of her stories, Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories, ...

Author: Jonathan H. X. Lee

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440841903


Page: 462

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This book provides a comprehensive story of the complicated and rich story of the Japanese American experience—from immigration, to discrimination, to adaptation, achievement and contributions to the American mosaic. • Includes more than 200 clearly written, cross-referenced entries that present brief histories on the key people, places, and events associated with Japanese American history • Highlights the distinctive contributions of Japanese Americans to the fabric and plurality of American life • Describes the political, social, and religious institutions founded by Japanese Americans and the community-building, activist, and philanthropic roles they have played • Provides a chronology of events, illustrations, and collection of primary documents

Asian Americans An Encyclopedia of Social Cultural Economic and Political History 3 volumes Asian Americans An Encyclopedia of Social Cultural Economic and Political History 3 volumes

published “Seventeen Syllables,” a story based on her mother's experience, in 1949. ... and 15 of her stories, Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories, ...

Author: Xiaojian Zhao

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598842401


Page: 1401

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This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on Asian Americans, comprising three volumes that address a broad range of topics on various Asian and Pacific Islander American groups from 1848 to the present day. • Presents information on Asian Americans and individual Asian ethnic groups that provides comprehensive overviews of the respective groups • Includes special topic entries that contain source information regarding major historical events • Comprises work from a truly outstanding list of contributors that include scholars, journalists, writers, community activists, graduate students, and other specialists • Expands the boundaries of Asian American studies through innovative entries that address transnationalism, gender and sexuality, and inter- and cross-disciplinarity

Reading Asian American LiteratureReading Asian American Literature

Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories. Latham, N.Y.: Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press. Yamashita, Karen Tei. 1990. Through the Arc of the Rain Forest.

Author: Sau-ling Cynthia Wong

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400821061


Page: 272

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A recent explosion of publishing activity by a wide range of talented writers has placed Asian American literature in the limelight. As the field of Asian American literary studies gains increasing recognition, however, questions of misreading and appropriation inevitably arise. How is the growing body of Asian American works to be read? What holds them together to constitute a tradition? What distinguishes this tradition from the "mainstream" canon and other "minority" literatures? In the first comprehensive book on Asian American literature since Elaine Kim's ground-breaking 1982 volume, Sau-ling Wong addresses these issues and explores their implications for the multiculturalist agenda. Wong does so by establishing the "intertextuality" of Asian American literature through the study of four motifs--food and eating, the Doppelg,nger figure, mobility, and play--in their multiple sociohistorical contexts. Occurring across ethnic subgroup, gender, class, generational, and historical boundaries, these motifs resonate with each other in distinctly Asian American patterns that universalistic theories cannot uncover. Two rhetorical figures from Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior, "Necessity" and "Extravagance," further unify this original, wide-ranging investigation. Authors studied include Carlos Bulosan, Frank Chin, Ashley Sheun Dunn, David Henry Hwang, Lonny Kaneko, Maxine Hong Kingston, Joy Kogawa, David Wong Louie, Darrell Lum, Wing Tek Lum, Toshio Mori, Bharati Mukherjee, Fae Myenne Ng, Bienvenido Santos, Monica Sone, Amy Tan, Yoshiko Uchida, Shawn Wong, Hisaye Yamamoto, and Wakako Yamauchi.

Thematic Guide to Popular Short StoriesThematic Guide to Popular Short Stories

From Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories , ( Intro . King - Kok Cheung , 2001 ) . ASSIMILATION ; COMING - OF - AGE ; COMMUNICATION / LANGUAGE ; CULTURE ...

Author: Patrick A. Smith

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313318972


Page: 318

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A guide for librarians and teachers offers annotations summarizing the themes, plots, and publication information for 450 popular short stories.