Download or read book The Street of a Thousand Blossoms written by Gail Tsukiyama and published by St. Martin's Griffin. This book was released on 2008-08-05 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is Tokyo in 1939. On the Street of a Thousand Blossoms, two orphaned brothers dream of a future firmly rooted in tradition. The older boy, Hiroshi, shows early signs of promise at the national obsession of sumo wrestling, while Kenji is fascinated by the art of Noh theater masks. But as the ripples of war spread to their quiet neighborhood, the brothers must put their dreams on hold--and forge their own paths in a new Japan. Meanwhile, the two young daughters of a renowned sumo master find their lives increasingly intertwined with the fortunes of their father's star pupil, Hiroshi. The Street of a Thousand Blossoms is a powerfully moving masterpiece about tradition and change, loss and renewal, and love and family from a glorious storyteller at the height of her powers.
Download or read book The Street of a Thousand Blossoms written by Gail Tsukiyama and published by St. Martin's Press. This book was released on 2007-09-04 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gail Tsukiyama's The Street of a Thousand Blossoms is a powerfully moving masterpiece about tradition and change, loss and renewal, and love and family from a glorious storyteller at the height of her powers. It is Tokyo in 1939. On the Street of a Thousand Blossoms, two orphaned brothers dream of a future firmly rooted in tradition. The older boy, Hiroshi, shows early signs of promise at the national obsession of sumo wrestling, while Kenji is fascinated by the art of Noh theater masks. But as the ripples of war spread to their quiet neighborhood, the brothers must put their dreams on hold—and forge their own paths in a new Japan. Meanwhile, the two young daughters of a renowned sumo master find their lives increasingly intertwined with the fortunes of their father's star pupil, Hiroshi.
|Author||: Keith Lawrence|
|Release Date||: 2021-08-31|
|Pages||: 445 pages|
|Rating||: 4.4/5 (48 download)|
Download or read book Asian American Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students written by Keith Lawrence and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2021-08-31 with total page 445 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume collects, in one place, a breadth of information about Asian American literary and cultural history as well as the authors and texts that best define it. A dozen contextual essays introduce fundamental elements or subcategories of Asian American literature, expanding on social and literary concerns or tensions that are familiar and relevant. Essays include the origins and development of the term "Asian American"; overviews of Asian American and Asian Canadian social and literary histories; essays on Asian American identity, gender issues, and sexuality; and discussions of Asian American rhetoric and children's literature. More than 120 alphabetical entries round out the volume and cover important Asian North American authors. Historical information is presented in clear and engaging ways, and author entries emphasize biographical or textual details that are significant to contemporary young adults. Special attention has been given to pioneering authors from the late 19th century through the early 1970s and to influential or well-known contemporary authors, especially those likely to be studied in high school or university classrooms.
|Author||: Wenying Xu|
|Publisher||: Rowman & Littlefield|
|Release Date||: 2022-08-15|
|Pages||: 513 pages|
|Rating||: 4.5/5 (381 download)|
Download or read book Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater written by Wenying Xu and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-08-15 with total page 513 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 700 cross-referenced entries on genres, major terms, and authors.
Download or read book Night of Many Dreams written by Gail Tsukiyama and published by St. Martin's Griffin. This book was released on 2007-04-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As World War II threatens their comfortable life in Hong Kong, young Joan and Emma Lew escape with their family to spend the war years in Macao. When they return home, Emma develops a deep interest in travel and sets her sights on an artistic life in San Francisco, while Joan turns to movies and thoughts of romance to escape the pressures of her real life. As the girls become women, each follows a path different from what her family expects. But through periods of great happiness and sorrow, the sisters learn that their complicated ties to each other--and to the other members of their close-knit family—are a source of strength as they pursue their separate dreams.
Download or read book Rooftops of Tehran written by Mahbod Seraji and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2009-05-05 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From "a striking new talent"(Sandra Dallas, author of Tallgrass) comes an unforgettable debut novel of young love and coming of age in an Iran headed toward revolution. In this poignant, eye-opening and emotionally vivid novel, Mahbod Seraji lays bare the beauty and brutality of the centuries-old Persian culture, while reaffirming the human experiences we all share. In a middle-class neighborhood of Iran's sprawling capital city, 17-year-old Pasha Shahed spends the summer of 1973 on his rooftop with his best friend Ahmed, joking around one minute and asking burning questions about life the next. He also hides a secret love for his beautiful neighbor Zari, who has been betrothed since birth to another man. But the bliss of Pasha and Zari's stolen time together is shattered when Pasha unwittingly acts as a beacon for the Shah's secret police. The violent consequences awaken him to the reality of living under a powerful despot, and lead Zari to make a shocking choice...
Download or read book Repentance written by Andrew Lam and published by Tiny Fox Press. This book was released on 2019-05-01 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sometimes the line that separates coward from hero is not easy to spot. When that line is crossed, to what lengths will a remorseful man go to set things right? That’s a question that had never crossed Daniel Tokunaga’s mind until the U.S. government started calling, wanting to know more about his father’s service with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II. Something happened while his father was fighting the Germans in France, and no one is sure exactly what. At least, no one who’s still alive and willing to give details. Wanting answers, Daniel upends his life to find out what occurred on a small, obscure hilltop half a world away, in a quest for the truth that threatens his marriage, his sanity, and the love of everyone he holds dear. In unraveling his family’s catastrophic past, the only thing for certain is that nothing—his life, career, and family—can ever be the same again.
|Author||: Gale, Cengage Learning|
|Publisher||: Gale, Cengage Learning|
|Release Date||: 2016-06-29|
|Pages||: 25 pages|
|Rating||: 4.4/5 (13 download)|
Download or read book A Study Guide for Gail Tsukiyama's "The Samurai's Garden" written by Gale, Cengage Learning and published by Gale, Cengage Learning . This book was released on 2016-06-29 with total page 25 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Study Guide for Gail Tsukiyama's "The Samurai's Garden," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels 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 Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
|Author||: Donna L. Potts|
|Publisher||: University of Missouri Press|
|Release Date||: 2012-01-01|
|Pages||: 224 pages|
|Rating||: 4.8/5 (262 download)|
Download or read book Contemporary Irish Poetry and the Pastoral Tradition written by Donna L. Potts and published by University of Missouri Press. This book was released on 2012-01-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Contemporary Irish Poetry and the Pastoral Tradition, Donna L. Potts closely examines the pastoral genre in the work of six Irish poets writing today. Through the exploration of the poets and their works, she reveals the wide range of purposes that pastoral has served in both Northern Ireland and the Republic: a postcolonial critique of British imperialism; a response to modernity, industrialization, and globalization; a way of uncovering political and social repercussions of gendered representations of Ireland; and, more recently, a means for conveying environmentalism’s more complex understanding of the value of nature. Potts traces the pastoral back to its origins in the work of Theocritus of Syracuse in the third century and plots its evolution due to cultural changes. While all pastoral poems share certain generic traits, Potts makes clear that pastorals are shaped by social and historical contexts, and Irish pastorals in particular were influenced by Ireland’s unique relationship with the land, language, and industrialization due to England’s colonization. For her discussion, Potts has chosen six poets who have written significant collections of pastoral poetry and whose work is in dialogue with both the pastoral tradition and other contemporary pastoral poets. Three poets are men—John Montague, Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley—while three are women—Eavan Boland, Medbh McGuckian, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill. Five are English-language authors, while the sixth—Ní Dhomhnaill—writes in Irish. Additionally, some of the poets hail from the Republic, while others originate from Northern Ireland. Potts contends that while both Irish Republic and Northern Irish poets respond to a shared history of British colonization in their pastorals, the 1921 partition of the country caused the pastoral tradition to evolve differently on either side of the border, primarily because of the North’s more rapid industrialization; its more heavily Protestant population, whose response to environmentalism was somewhat different than that of the Republic’s predominantly Catholic population; as well the greater impact of the world wars and the Irish Troubles. In an important distinction from other studies of Irish poetry, Potts moves beyond the influence of history and politics on contemporary Irish pastoral poetry to consider the relatively recent influence of ecology. Contemporary Irish poets often rely on the motif of the pastoral retreat to highlight various environmental threats to those retreats—whether they be high-rises, motorways, global warming, or acid rain. Potts concludes by speculating on the future of pastoral in contemporary Irish poetry through her examination of more recent poets—including Moya Cannon and Paula Meehan—as well as other genres such as film, drama, and fiction.
Download or read book A Hundred Flowers written by Gail Tsukiyama and published by St. Martin's Press. This book was released on 2012-08-07 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A powerful new novel about an ordinary family facing extraordinary times at the start of the Chinese Cultural Revolution China, 1957. Chairman Mao has declared a new openness in society: "Let a hundred flowers bloom; let a hundred schools of thought contend." Many intellectuals fear it is only a trick, and Kai Ying's husband, Sheng, a teacher, has promised not to jeopardize their safety or that of their young son, Tao. But one July morning, just before his sixth birthday, Tao watches helplessly as Sheng is dragged away for writing a letter criticizing the Communist Party and sent to a labor camp for "reeducation." A year later, still missing his father desperately, Tao climbs to the top of the hundred-year-old kapok tree in front of their home, wanting to see the mountain peaks in the distance. But Tao slips and tumbles thirty feet to the courtyard below, badly breaking his leg. As Kai Ying struggles to hold her small family together in the face of this shattering reminder of her husband's absence, other members of the household must face their own guilty secrets and strive to find peace in a world where the old sense of order is falling. Once again, Tsukiyama brings us a powerfully moving story of ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances with grace and courage.
Download or read book Women of the Silk written by Gail Tsukiyama and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2011-04-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Women of the Silk Gail Tsukiyama takes her readers back to rural China in 1926, where a group of women forge a sisterhood amidst the reeling machines that reverberate and clamor in a vast silk factory from dawn to dusk. Leading the first strike the village has ever seen, the young women use the strength of their ambition, dreams, and friendship to achieve the freedom they could never have hoped for on their own. Tsukiyama's graceful prose weaves the details of "the silk work" and Chinese village life into a story of courage and strength.
Download or read book Stone Garden Transfer Art written by Jean Robin and published by becker&mayer! Books. This book was released on 2018-11-06 with total page 51 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Turn rocks and stones into pieces of art with Stone Garden Transfer Art! This kit comes with everything you need to get started, including transfers, stones, and paint. Transform the humble rock into a beautiful and colorful work of art—a fun, whimsical way to decorate your home, office, or garden. Rock art is simple enough for people of all ages and skill levels to enjoy. Stone Garden Transfer Art is your guide to transferring and painting images onto stones of all shapes, sizes, textures, and colors. The 48-page guide book comes fully illustrated with step-by-step instructions for turning simple stones into sentimental pieces of art. This art kit includes eight rub-on transfers, four small river stones, two paint brushes, one foam brush, an acrylic set of paints in six vibrant colors, and clear coat to seal your finished work of art. Transfer patterns come in various shapes, including a butterfly, heart, a bird, and more. Stone Garden Transfer Art is a whole new way to rock on!
Download or read book American Literature written by Hans Bertens and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-11-12 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This comprehensive history of American Literature traces its development from the earliest colonial writings of the late 1500s through to the present day. This lively, engaging and highly accessible guide: offers lucid discussions of all major influences and movements such as Puritanism, Transcendentalism, Realism, Naturalism, Modernism and Postmodernism draws on the historical, cultural, and political contexts of key literary texts and authors covers the whole range of American literature: prose, poetry, theatre and experimental literature includes substantial sections on native and ethnic American literatures explains and contextualises major events, terms and figures in American history. This book is essential reading for anyone seeking to situate their reading of American Literature in the appropriate religious, cultural, and political contexts.
Download or read book Tallgrass written by Sandra Dallas and published by St. Martin's Press. This book was released on 2007-04-03 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An essential American novel from Sandra Dallas, an unparalleled writer of our history, and our deepest emotions... During World War II, a family finds life turned upside down when the government opens a Japanese internment camp in their small Colorado town. After a young girl is murdered, all eyes (and suspicions) turn to the newcomers, the interlopers, the strangers. This is Tallgrass as Rennie Stroud has never seen it before. She has just turned thirteen and, until this time, life has pretty much been what her father told her it should be: predictable and fair. But now the winds of change are coming and, with them, a shift in her perspective. And Rennie will discover secrets that can destroy even the most sacred things. Part thriller, part historical novel, Tallgrass is a riveting exploration of the darkest--and best--parts of the human heart.
Download or read book Night of a Thousand Blossoms written by Frank Gaspar and published by . This book was released on 2004 with total page 63 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In his fourth collection, Gaspar's unique narrative idiom--lush, songful, insistent--firmly establishes him as a distinct, important voice.
Download or read book Encyclopedia of Asian-American Literature written by Seiwoong Oh and published by Infobase Learning. This book was released on 2015-04-22 with total page 966 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a reference on Asian-American literature providing profiles of Asian-American writers and their works.