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Title: Toward a Transnational Perspective on Seattle’s Japantown: Nagai Kafū’s American Stories
Authors: Barbieri, Francesco Eugenio
Keywords: Nagai KafūJapantownJapanese immigrationAmerika monogatariurban ladscape
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Francesco Eugenio Barbieri "Toward a Transnational Perspective on Seattle’s Japantown: Nagai Kafū’s American Stories" in: Leonardo Buonomo and Elisabetta Vezzosi (edited by) "Discourses of Emancipation and the Boundaries of Freedom. Selected Papers from the 22nd AISNA Biennial International Conference", EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2015, pp.71-78
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to provide a short analysis of the literary representation of the Japantown that evolved in Seattle toward the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries, as portrayed by Japanese writer Nagai Kafū in Amerika monogatari (“American Stories”), a collection of short stories and autobiographical sketches based on the author’s experience in the United States, written in the first years of the twentieth century. The author's description and narration of the buildings, life, and people of Japantown provide a detailed idea of the socio-historical realities present in the area of the United States where the first Japanese immigrants arrived and settled.
ISBN: 978-88-8303-689-7
eISBN: 978-88-8303-690-3
Appears in Collections:Discourses of Emancipation and the Boundaries of Freedom

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