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James D. Houston (1933–2009)

Teoksen Farewell to Manzanar tekijä

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James D. Houston is the author of "Continental Drift" & six other novels, & of several nonfiction works, including "Farewell to Manzanar", coauthored with his wife, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston. (Publisher Provided) James D. Houston was born in San Francisco, California on November 10, 1933. He näytä lisää received a bachelor's degree in drama from San Jose State College and a master's degree in American literature at Stanford University. During his lifetime, he wrote nine novels as well as nonfiction books and essays. His works include Bird of Another Heaven, Snow Mountain Passage, and Farewell to Manzanar. His second novel, Gig, won the Joseph Henry Jackson Award for Fiction. He taught writing part-time at numerous universities including the University of California at Santa Cruz, the University of Hawaii, the University of Oregon, the University of Michigan, George Mason University, and San Jose State University. He died due to complications of cancer on April 16, 2009 at the age of 75. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Farewell to Manzanar (1973) 2,764 kappaletta
Snow Mountain Passage (2001) 222 kappaletta
Bird of Another Heaven (2007) 62 kappaletta
Continental Drift (1978) 30 kappaletta
Hawaiian Son (2013) 20 kappaletta
California heartland: Writing from the Great Central Valley (1978) — Toimittaja — 14 kappaletta
The Last Paradise (1998) 8 kappaletta
West Coast Fiction: Modern Writing from California, Oregon, and Washington (1979) — Toimittaja; Avustaja — 7 kappaletta

Associated Works

The Kindness of Strangers (2003) — Avustaja — 200 kappaletta
10th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1965) — Avustaja — 178 kappaletta
The Ruins of the Earth (1973) — Avustaja — 162 kappaletta
Japan: True Stories of Life on the Road (1998) — Avustaja — 124 kappaletta
Growing up Asian American: An Anthology (1993) — Avustaja — 102 kappaletta
The City, 2000 A.D: Urban Life through Science Fiction (1950) — Avustaja — 63 kappaletta
Racism and Sexism: An Integrated Study (1988) — Avustaja — 62 kappaletta
The Random House Book of Sports Stories (1990) — Avustaja — 45 kappaletta
Unknown California (1985) — Avustaja — 41 kappaletta
California Uncovered: Stories For The 21st Century (2005) — Avustaja — 31 kappaletta
Asian-American Literature: An Anthology (2000) — Avustaja — 30 kappaletta
Big Wave: Stories of Riding the World's Wildest Water (2003) — Avustaja — 14 kappaletta

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Great novel about the Japanese-American experience during World War II. What stook out to me was the honesty. The author tells the story from the perspective of a young girl and doesn't hold back. She goes into detail on how the experience affected her parents and her siblings/herself differently. This novel is a great read for younger students, because it gives a young person's perspective on life during the internment process.
 
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carterberry | 40 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 5, 2024 |
 
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k6gst | 40 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 20, 2023 |
Follow Jeanne as she retells her time living in an internment camp during WWII. This story recalls before being at Manzanar Camp, living there, and the impact on life after the camp. A memoir that touches on a part of WWII that isn't often talked about as well as growing up during that time. Reading level appropriate for middle school.
 
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amholland | 40 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 22, 2023 |
The American concentration camps of World War II where Japanese-Americans were sequestered were not the barbarous places Hitler established. Inmates were not generally abused, much less gassed or turned into soap. But the incident -- a massive violation of the Bill of Rights perpetrated by the executive and approved at the time by the High Court -- left its psychic scars, both on the nation and the hapless people who endured the internment. Mrs. Houston's account -- like the Kikuchi Diary (p. 859) -- provides an intimate picture of one of those camps, Manzanar in California. At the time she and her family entered Manzanar, she was only seven and her recollections are those of a child trying to understand what had happened to her world, trying to comprehend what had turned her father into a rice wine alcoholic (""He was suddenly a man with no rights who looked exactly like the enemy""), trying to cope with the terrible dynamics of a family in disintegration, trying to sort out the ambivalent currents of the Issei-Nisei generational conflict, trying to accept Granny's words, shi kata ga nai (this cannot be helped). It took Mrs. Houston a quarter of a century to unrepress the experience of Manzanar, to admit to herself ""that my own life really began there. . . . Manzanar would always live in my nervous system."" Mrs. Houston survived to write this sad memoir of an American injustice, admittedly, as a friend told her, ""a dead issue."" But like the true stories of all honest survivors, it reminds us that no one -- least of all the innocent -- can escape the indignities of the past.

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