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Author Kashiwagi, Hiroshi, 1922-
Title Starting from Loomis and other stories / Hiroshi Kashiwagi ; edited with an introduction by Tim Yamamura ; afterword by Lane Ryo Hirabayashi.
Published Boulder : University Press of Colorado, [2013]
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 Floor2  F870.J3 K259 2013    IN LIBRARY
  
Description xi, 172 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Content Type text
Format volume
Series The George and Sakaye Aratani Nikkei in the Americas series
George and Sakaye Aratani Nikkei in the Americas series.
Summary "A memoir in short stories, Starting from Loomis chronicles the life of accomplished writer, playwright, poet, and actor Hiroshi Kashiwagi. In this dynamic portrait of an aging writer trying to remember himself as a younger man, Kashiwagi recalls and reflects upon the moments, people, forces, mysteries, and choices--the things in his life that he cannot forget--that have made him who he is.Central to this collection are Kashiwagi's confinement at Tule Lake during World War II, his choice to answer "no" and "no" to questions 27 and 28 on the official government loyalty questionnaire, and the resulting lifelong stigma of being labeled a "No-No Boy" after his years of incarceration. His nonlinear, multifaceted writing not only reflects the fragmentations of memory induced by traumas of racism, forced removal, and imprisonment but also can be read as a bold personal response to the impossible conditions he and other Nisei faced throughout their lifetimes"-- Provided by publisher.
"A memoir in short stories, Starting from Loomis chronicles the life of accomplished writer, playwright, poet, and actor Hiroshi Kashiwagi. In this dynamic portrait of an aging writer trying to remember himself as a younger man, Kashiwagi recalls and reflects upon the moments, people, forces, mysteries, and choices--the things in his life that he cannot forget--that have made him who he is. Central to this collection are Kashiwagi's internment at Tule Lake during World War II, his choice to answer "no" and "no" to questions 27 and 28 on the official government loyalty questionnaire, and the resulting lifelong stigma of being labeled a "No-No Boy" after his years of incarceration. His nonlinear, multifaceted writing not only reflects the fragmentations of memory induced by traumas of racism, forced removal, and internment but also can be read as a bold personal response to the impossible conditions he and other Nisei faced throughout their lifetimes"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Kashiwagi, Hiroshi, 1922-
Japanese Americans -- California -- Biography.
California -- Biography.
Related Names Yamamura, Tim.
ISBN 9781607322535 paperback alkaline paper
1607322536 paperback alkaline paper
9781607322542 (ebook)
OCLC number 852222410