Through The Arc Of The Rain Forest

Author: Karen Tei Yamashita
Publisher: Coffee House Press
ISBN: 1566894859
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"Fluid and poetic as well as terrifying." —New York Times Book Review

"Dazzling . . . a seamless mixture of magic realism, satire and futuristic fiction." —San Francisco Chronicle

"Impressive . . . a flight of fancy through a dreamlike Brazil." —Village Voice

"Surreal and misty, sweeping from one high-voltage scene to another." —LA Weekly

"Amuses and frightens at the same time." —Newsday

"Incisive and funny, this book yanks our chains and makes us see the absurdity that rules our world." —Booklist (starred review)

"Expansive and ambitious . . . incredible and complicated." —Library Journal

"This satiric morality play about the destruction of the Amazon rain forest unfolds with a diversity and fecundity equal to its setting. . . . Yamashita seems to have thrown into the pot everything she knows and most that she can imagine—all to good effect." —Publishers Weekly

A Japanese man with a ball floating six inches in front of his head, an American CEO with three arms, and a Brazilian peasant who discovers the art of healing by tickling one's earlobe, rise to the heights of wealth and fame, before arriving at disasters—both personal and ecological—that destroy the rain forest and all the birds of Brazil.

Karen Tei Yamashita is the author of Through the Arc of the Rain Forest, Brazil-Maru, Tropic of Orange, Circle K Cycles, I Hotel, and Anime Wong, all published by Coffee House Press. I Hotel was selected as a finalist for the National Book Award and awarded the California Book Award, the American Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association Award, and the Association for Asian American Studies Book Award.


Through The Arc Of The Rainforest

Author: K.Tei Yamashita
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0356203220
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Part fairy tale, part soap opera, part urban nightmare, this is a portrayal of the loss of innocence through the exploitation of Brazilian culture and its people.

The Americas Of Asian American Literature

Author: Rachel C. Lee
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691059608
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Drawing on a wide array of literary, historical, and theoretical sources, Rachel Lee addresses current debates on the relationship among Asian American ethnic identity, national belonging, globalization, and gender. Lee argues that scholars have traditionally placed undue emphasis on ethnic-based political commitments--whether these are construed as national or global--in their readings of Asian American texts. This has constrained the intelligibility of stories that are focused less on ethnicity than on kinship, family dynamics, eroticism, and gender roles. In response, Lee makes a case for a reconceptualized Asian American criticism that centrally features gender and sexuality.


Through a critical analysis of select literary texts--novels by Carlos Bulosan, Gish Jen, Jessica Hagedorn, and Karen Yamashita--Lee probes the specific ways in which some Asian American authors have steered around ethnic themes with alternative tales circulating around gender and sexual identity. Lee makes it clear that what has been missing from current debates has been an analysis of the complex ways in which gender mediates questions of both national belonging and international migration. From anti-miscegenation legislation in the early twentieth century to poststructuralist theories of language to Third World feminist theory to critical studies of global cultural and economic flows, The Americas of Asian American Literature takes up pressing cultural and literary questions and points to a new direction in literary criticism.



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

Through The Arc Of The Rain Forest

Author: Karen Tei Yamashita
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ISBN: 9781566894852
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A freewheeling black comedy bound up in cultural confusion, political insanity, and environmental catastrophe.

Through The Arc Of The Rain Forest

Author: Karen Tei Yamashita
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ISBN: 9780918273826
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A wealthy Japanese man, a Brazilian healer, a couple who raise homing pigeons, a pilgrim, and an American businessman find their lives altered by their encounter with the rain forest

Brazil Maru

Author: Karen Tei Yamashita
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781566894845
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Japanese immigrants in Brazil build an isolated communal settlement in the rain forest, prey to the charisma of one man.

Circle K Cycles

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

Hemispheric American Studies

Author: Caroline F. Levander
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813543878
Size: 26.72 MB
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This is a novel that deftly illustrates the multilateral and often unpredictable
impact of various forms of globalization. As Ursula K. Heise has suggested, of
central concern to Through the Arc of the Rain Forest is the question of how
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Anime Wong

Author: Karen Tei Yamashita
Publisher: Coffee House Press
ISBN: 1566893402
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Giant foam rubber sushi and cyborg kungfu fighters populate performances that reflect questions of gender, identity, orientalism, and racial politics.

Pau D Arco

Author: Kenneth Jones
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620551853
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As the most complete chronicle of the science and folklore of pau d’arco, this book will serve as an invaluable resource for herbalists, scientists, and anyone interested in medicines from the rain forests of South America.

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
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